Tucson Festival of Books

Cory Doctorow (he/him)


Andrew Schorr

Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist and journalist. He is the author of many books, most recently "The Lost Cause," a solarpunk science fiction novel of hope amidst the climate emergency. His most recent nonfiction book is "The Internet Con: How To Seize the Means of Computation," a Big Tech disassembly manual. Other recent books include "Red Team Blues," a science fiction crime thriller; "Chokepoint Capitalism," nonfiction about monopoly and creative labor markets; the "Little Brother" series for young adults; "In Real Life," a graphic novel and the picture book "Poesy the Monster Slayer." In 2020, he was inducted into the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.

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Awards: Arthur C Clarke Lifetime Achievement Award; Canadian SF and Fantasy Hall of Fame; Neil Postman Award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity; Sunburst Award; Prometheus Award; Sturgeon Award, Campbell Award; Locus Award; nominated for Hugo and Nebula


Scheduled events:
Out of This World
Science fiction and fantasy can take us to space or another dimension to fight a monster or meet aliens, but some things ring true no matter where you are. How do writers use the tools of science fiction and fantasy to tell important truths and make us think and feel powerful emotions? And why do we love these kinds of stories so much? Seth Dickinson, Cory Doctorow, Constance Fay, and David Slayton will discuss!

Student Union Santa Rita (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Seth Dickinson, Cory Doctorow, Constance Fay, David Slayton
Moderator: Jessica Emerson
A Good Villain is Hard to Find
A good antagonist is key to to a good story, so what makes a good villain? Cory Doctorow, Jonathan Maberry, and Moses Ose Utomi all created different kinds of evil forces for their characters to fight. How did they go about creating those villains? And, just for fun, what kind of villains would the authors themselves be in the Mirror Universe?

Student Union Santa Rita (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Cory Doctorow, Jonathan Maberry, Moses Utomi
Moderator: David Gunther
The Future of Artificial Intelligence
In this timely sesion, three bestselling authors of cience fiction will discuss what the future holds for Artificial Intelligence.

Student Union Santa Rita (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Seth Dickinson, Cory Doctorow, Jonathan Maberry
Moderator: Christine Russell

Books:
The Bezzle
A Martin Hench Novel
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Tor Publishing Group
February 2024
ISBN 9781250865878
240 pages

The Lost Cause
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Tor Publishing Group
November 2023
ISBN 9781250865939
368 pages