Join the Garden State Speculative Fiction Writers for an informative meeting at 11 am followed by Author and Guest Speaker Fran Wilde at noon. Ms. Wilde’s debut novel, Updraft, was nominated for the prestigious 2016 Nebula Award, and won the 2016 Andre Norton Award and the 2016 Compton Crook Award. Her short fiction has appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Nature, and elsewhere. A science fiction and fantasy writer and blogger, her fiction explores themes of social class, disruptive technology, and empowerment against a backdrop of engineering and artisan culture. Don’t miss this opportunity to see this rising literary star.