A Festive Reading

For those of you who can't make it to the Tesseracts Eleven anthology launch this coming Saturday November 24 at Bakka Pheonix Books (697 Queen Street West) in Toronto after 3 p.m., but still want to hear me talking too loudly before the Holiday season's done with us, might I commend you to this event: The Merril Collection Christmas Cream Tea.

The Merril Collection is, for those who don't know about it, the Toronto Public Library's massive speculative fiction collection, formerly known as the Spaced Out Library. It's one of the most comprehensive collections of sf in North America, and you can read more about it here.

But this isn't a blog entry about the Merril Collection, so much as it is about how Karl Schroeder and I will be there on the eighth of December, to read from our Christmas story "The Toy Mill" --
which forms the first part of our novel The Claus Effect (pictured here).

Here are the particulars, written up by someone other than me:
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The Friends of the Merril Collection invite you to attend the
22nd Annual Christmas Cream Tea
Saturday, 8 December at 1:30

Dave Nickle and Karl Schroeder will perform
(with dramatic gestures and pathos)
Vastly entertaining scenes from their Award Winning Christmas Story
The Toy Mill

All taking place at The Merril Collection of Science Fiction,
Speculation and Fantasy
Toronto Public Library
239 College St., 3rd floor
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1R5

Refreshments, including whipped cream, scones and jam