Anne Harris' first novel, The Nature of Smoke, is in translation in Japan, where it is on the short list for the Sense of Gender Award, to be announced at the Hugo Ceremonies. It also received a starred review in Publishers Weekly and a listing in Locus Magazine's recommended reading list. Her short story, "Still Life with Boobs," was a 2005 Nebula Award finalist. It was published in Talebones Magazine and reprinted in Year's Best Fantasy 6. Harris' second novel, Accidental Creatures, won the Spectrum Award for science fiction with glbt characters, themes and issues in the first year the award was given. Her latest book, Inventing Memory, is a Book Sense 76 pick. Harris is a mentor in the Seton Hill University Master of Arts program in Writing Popular Fiction. She holds a bachelor of science degree from Oakland University. She has worked as a cook in a vegetarian restaurant, an operations research analyst for the Department of Defense, a small-town reporter and a doggy daycare worker. She lives in Michigan with her husband. She is online at anneharris.typepad.com.
Recently published - The Nature of Smoke (Fractal Goddess) is currently in Japanese transation and available from publisher Tokyo Sogen-sha. My most recent novel is Inventing Memory.
|Fri||1400||Yaoi vs. Slash||Mari KOTANI, Anne HARRIS, Amy THOMSON, Reiko HIKAWA, Hisayo OGUSHI, Junko KANEDA, Azusa NOA|
|Sat||1400||Alien Sexuality||Alien sex is frequently depicted as being the same as human sex with differences in superficial biology. What if the Venerians are not just us with bad haircuts and bigger ... ears? How would aliens enjoy sex? Is it necessary to enjoy it? For all 2 to the x partners.||Amy THOMSON, Anne HARRIS, Geoffrey A. LANDIS, Pat CADIGAN|
|Sun||1000||Is Fantasy Necessary?||We never would have flown without Icarus. Alchemy came before nanotech. But fantasy is mired in kings and cookie-cutter dragons not the dreams, concerns and requirements of modern life. Fantasy can be seen as anti-democratic and racist. How can fantasy address the complexities of the 21st century? Should it?||Anne HARRIS, Delia SHERMAN, Esther FRIESNER, Kirsten (KJ) BISHOP, Stephen SEGAL|