University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Making Bad Choices

Our esteemed panel of authors will discuss when characters (or writers) make bad choices. Assistive listening devices available.

Paolo Bacigalupi

Paolo Bacigalupi’s debut novel "The Windup Girl" was named by Time Magazine as one of the ten best novels of 2009, and also won the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Compton Crook and John W. Campbell Memorial awards....

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Gail Carriger

Gail Carriger writes comedies of manners mixed with paranormal romance (and the sexy San Andreas Shifter series as G. L. Carriger). Her books include "Parasol Protectorate," "Custard Protocol," the Supernatural Society series for adults and the Finishing School series for young adults....

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Sam Sykes

Sam Sykes is an American epic fantasy writer who publishes fiction as Sam Sykes. His debut trilogy of novels, the Aeons' Gate series, was appreciated by critics for their characterization and dialogue and for their deconstruction of standard fantasy tropes....

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Tool of War
Paolo Bacigalupi
Young Adult Fiction
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
October 2017
ISBN 9780316220835
336 pages
$17.99, INSTOCK
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This third book in a major series by a bestselling science fiction author, Printz Award winner, and National Book Award finalist is the gripping story of the most provocative character from his acclaimed novels Ship Breaker and The Drowned Cities. More/less

The Water Knife
Paolo Bacigalupi
February 2016
ISBN 9780804171533
371 pages
$16.95, INSTOCK
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Decimated by drought, Nevada and Arizona skirmish over dwindling shares of the Colorado River, while California watches, waiting. More/less

ISBN 9780316212205
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Gail Carriger
February 2016
ISBN 9780316212250
400 pages
$14.99, INSTOCK
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Introducing the Custard Protocol series, in which Prudence travels to India for Queen, country. More/less

God's Last Breath
Sam Sykes
March 2017
ISBN 9780316374934
608 pages
$16.99, INSTOCK
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Acclaimed author Sam Sykes returns with the exhilarating conclusion to his Bring Down Heaven series. More/less

The City Stained Red
Sam Sykes
January 2015
ISBN 9780316374873
640 pages
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STEP UP TO THE GATES After years in the wilds, Lenk and his companions have come to the city that serves as the world's beating heart. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
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