Stay tuned for the next B&B benefit party in Jerry Ferraz's backyard! Here's some video of the last one!
Sunday, June 23rd – 2pm
Michael Blumlein is joined by Carter Scholz to present Blumlein’s novel Longer (Tor Books, 2019)
Michael Blumlein has had a distinguished 30+ year career in speculative fiction, and presents his novel, Longer, today at Bird & Beckett with a little help from his friend, fellow writer, and jazz pianist Carter Scholz.
Library Journal says, “Blumlein gives us Waiting for Godot, set in space, in succinct and intelligent storytelling.” We like anything that references Sam Beckett, of course, though it’s not certain how that fits this wonderful novel. Nimble and tender, poignant and thoughtful. At once complex and simple. A touch of the marvelous, floating just out of reach where philosophy and science mingle in the ether. Ultimately, it’s seems to be about the decisions the heart leads us to make about our lives and the work we do. And about how we avoid, embrace and ponder the inevitability of death.
"I don’t think the printed book is going to disappear any time soon. The codex (the bound book) is a wonderful container for information: simple, portable, inexpensive. Flip through the pages. No scrolling. No crashes. And the book, at its best, aspires to and attains the state of art."
-- Les Ferriss
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
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