Be Here Now: Elizabeth Hand @ Albacon, October 9-11

October 7th, 2009, 3:01 pm by Sara

glimmeringOn March 26, 1997, I was on an Amtrak train out of Grand Central, heading north. As we hit Yonkers, the universe folded in on itself as I cracked open Elizabeth Hand’s Glimmering, a post-apocalyptic novel that begins in Yonkers on March 26, 1997. I had to keep looking out the window at the sky to make sure it wasn’t on fire, as it was in Hand’s bleak, atmospheric (pun-intended) story about the consequences of global warming and ozone depletion.

Elizabeth Hand will be the guest of honor at Albacon 2009, taking place October 9-11 at the Best Western Sovereign Hotel in Albany, a three-day extravaganza that includes panel discussions, interviews, films, games, readings, autographs, an art show and a dealers room.

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2 thoughts on “Be Here Now: Elizabeth Hand @ Albacon, October 9-11”

  1. That is so spooky, Sara. I can’t imagine how disorienting that must have been.

  2. Sara says:

    Thanks, Mary Jane. It was a very Twilight Zone moment!

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