In this conversation, we’ll chat with science fiction author Usman T. Malik, whose short fiction has been published in magazines and books such as The Apex Book of World SF, Nightmare, Strange Horizons, and Black Static and in a number of “year’s best” anthologies, and James Graham, an architect and historian who teaches at the California College of the Arts.
Us in Flux is a new series of short stories and virtual gatherings that explore themes of community, collaboration, and collective imagination in response to transformative events. Every other Thursday, we’ll publish a new, original piece of flash fiction, and then host an interactive chat with the author and a special guest the following Monday at 4:00 pm Eastern.
About the Speakers
Usman T. Malik is a Pakistani-American writer and doctor who spends his life between Orlando and Lahore. His fiction has won the Bram Stoker Award and the British Fantasy Award. He has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award, the StorySouth Million Writers Award, and twice for the Nebula. His stories have been reprinted in several Year’s Best anthologies including The Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy 2019 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), Tor.com, The Apex Book of World SF, Nightmare, Strange Horizons, and Black Static, among other venues. He is a graduate of the Clarion West and Sycamore Hill writing workshops.
James Graham is an architect and historian who teaches at the California College of the Arts. Since 2013 he has been the director of Columbia Books on Architecture and the City as well as the founding editor of the Avery Review, a digital journal of critical essays on architecture. His website is www.jmzgraham.com.