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Astronaut explorer, secret agent, fugitive royalty and bionically modified revolutionary. What do these characters have in common? They are all intrepid women in adventure-packed tales — in space.


Panelists
Emily Devenport

Emily Devenport has been published under three pen names, as Emily Devenport, Maggie Thomas and Lee Hogan. Her latest book, “Medusa Uploaded” is a fast-paced science fiction thriller about the limits of power and control and is the first in a series....

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Mary Robinette Kowal

Hugo-award winning author, Mary Robinette Kowal is a novelist and professional puppeteer. Her debut novel “Shades of Milk and Honey” was nominated for the 2010 Nebula Award for Best Novel. In 2008 she won the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, while two of her short fiction works have been nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Short Story: “Evil Robot Monkey” in 2009 and “For Want of a Nail” in 2011, which won the Hugo that year....

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Jessie Mihalik

Jessie Mihalik has a degree in Computer Science and a love of all things geeky. A software engineer by trade, Jessie now writes full-time from her home in Central Texas. When she’s not writing, she can be found playing co-op videogames with her husband, trying out new boardgames, hiking or reading....

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Drew Williams

Drew Williams has been a bookseller in Birmingham, Alabama since he was 16 years old. He got the job because he came in looking for work on a day when someone else had just quit. Outside of arguing with his co-workers about whether "Moby Dick" is brilliant (nope) or terrible (that one), his favorite part of the job is discovering new authors and sharing them with his customers....

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