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Science Fiction and Society


While science fiction and fantasy stories don't take place in our real contemporary world, they often explore contemporary social issues. Our panel of authors discuss using genre fiction as a way to comment on the real world. ALD


Panelists
Maggie Shen King

Maggie Shen King is the author of "An Excess Male"(Harper Voyager), one of The Washington Post's Five Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels of 2017. She is Goodreads September 2017 Debut Author of the Month....

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Marina Lostetter

Marina Lostetter’s debut novel is "Noumenon." Her original short fiction has appeared in Lightspeed’s Women Destroy Science Fiction and InterGalactic Medicine Show, among other publications. Originally from Oregon, the former winner of the Writers of the Future Award now lives in Arkansas with her husband, Alex, and enjoys globetrotting, board games and all things art-related....

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Kristen Simmons

Kristen Simmons is the author of the Article 5 series, "The Glass Arrow" and "Metaltown." She has worked with survivors of abuse and trauma as a mental health therapist, taught Jazzercise in five states and is forever in search of the next best cupcake....

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Books:
An Excess Male
Maggie Shen King
Fiction
Harper Voyager
September 2017
ISBN 9780062662552
400 pages
$15.99, INSTOCK
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From debut author Maggie Shen King, An Excess Male is the chilling dystopian tale of politics, inequality, marriage, love, and rebellion, set in a near-future China, that further explores the themes of the classic The Handmaid's Tale and When She Woke. More/less

Noumenon
Marina J. Lostetter
Fiction
Harper Voyager
August 2017
ISBN 9780062497840
496 pages
$15.99, INSTOCK
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Metaltown
Kristen Simmons
Young Adult Fiction
Tor Teen
December 2017
ISBN 9780765336651
400 pages
$10.99, INSTOCK
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Kristen Simmons's Metaltown, where factories rule, food is scarce, and hope is in short supply. More/less

The Glass Arrow
Kristen Simmons
Juvenile Fiction
Tor Teen
August 2016
ISBN 9780765336644
352 pages
$9.99, INSTOCK
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Stolen from her home, and being groomed for auction, Aya is desperate to escape her fate and return to her family, but her only allies are a loyal wolf she's raised from a pup and a strange mute boy who may be her best hope for freedom . More/less

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