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)

Workshop: Knock 'Em Out: Writing Action Scenes

How do you write action and fight scenes that are gripping and realistic? How do you convey the pulse-pounding experience of combat if you don't have experience throwing punches or firing guns? Fonda Lee--award-winning author of Jade City, Zeroboxer, and Exo, and a black belt with over fifteen years of martial arts experience--offers guidelines and tips for writing edge-of-your-seat action and fight scenes that feel real. Assistive listening devices available.

Fonda Lee

Fonda Lee is the author of the gangster fantasy saga "Jade City" (Orbit) which was named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Powell's Books, Syfy Wire, Den of Geek, and others. She is also the author of the award-winning young adult science fiction novels "Zeroboxer" (Flux) and "Exo" (Scholastic)....

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Jade City
Fonda Lee
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
November 2017
ISBN 9780316440868
512 pages
$26.00, INSTOCK
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FAMILY IS DUTY. MAGIC IS POWER. HONOR IS EVERYTHING. Magical jade -- mined, traded, stolen, and killed for -- is the lifeblood of the island of Kekon. More/less

Fonda Lee
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
January 2017
ISBN 9780545933438
384 pages
$17.99, INSTOCK
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For a century now, Earth has been a peaceful colony of an alien race, and Donovan Reyes is a loyal member of the security forces, while his father is the Prime Liaison--but when a routine search and seizure goes bad Donovan finds himself a captive of the human revolutionary group, Sapience, terrorists who seem to prefer war to alien rule, and killing Donovan just might be the incident they are looking for.

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