WILMINGTON -- Bartleby’s Books, 17 West Main St., will host an event with science fiction authors Brian Staveley and James Cambias on Saturday at 3 p.m. The two authors will read from their novels, host a Q&A session and sign their books.

Staveley has been a high school teacher, a poet and an adventure-racer. He lives in Marlboro. "The Emperor’s Blades" is his first novel. This debut epic fantasy begins the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne and embarks on a saga of magic, mayhem and marvels that fans of Brandon Sanderson, Patrick Rothfuss and George R. R. Martin will enjoy. Winding through the stories of Adare, Kaden and Valyn is a fantastically imagined system of magic and religion played out over a lush and exotic third-world landscape.

Cambias has been writing science fiction since his teens, but his first professional sale came in 2000, when his short story "A Diagram of Rapture" appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Since then he has published 19 short stories in F&SF, Shimmer and several anthologies. In 2001, he was nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for best new writer. "A Darkling Sea" is his first novel. This book is a return to the classic sci-fi trope of space exploration and alien encounters. Fans of Star Trek will delight in the respect given to the scientific method and attention to detail when imagining the potential consequences and realities of extra-terrestrial contact.

For more information call 802-464-5425 or visit www.myvermontbookstore.com.