A Virtual Festival Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7, 2021

Rebecca Roanhorse

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Rebecca Roanhorse is a New York Times best-selling and Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Award-winning speculative fiction writer and the recipient of the 2018 Astounding (Campbell) Award for Best New Writer. 

Roanhorse has published multiple award-winning short stories and five novels, including two in The Sixth World Series, "Star Wars: Resistance Reborn," "Race to the Sun" for the Rick Riordan imprint, and her latest novel, the epic fantasy "Black Sun", which won the ALA Alex Award in 2021. She has also written for Marvel Comics and for television, and had projects optioned by Amazon Studios, Netflix and Paramount TV.

She lives in Northern New Mexico with her husband, daughter, and pup. She drinks a lot of black coffee.

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Scheduled events:
Gods and Demons
Rebecca Roanhorse and P. Djèlí Clark’s highly acclaimed dark-fantasy novels are set in worlds that draw on elements of American history and prehistory, featuring marvelous, in-depth characters fighting for justice. Come hear how these authors crafted their amazing mythic tales.

Elmore Leonard Memorial Stage (Seats 1000)
Sun, Mar 7, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror

Panelists: P. Djèlí Clark, Rebecca Roanhorse
Moderator: Linda Addison

Black Sun
Between Earth & Sky Book 1
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Simon and Schuster
October 2020
ISBN 9781534437678
Hardcover, 464 pages
$27.99, INSTORE
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The opening of Hugo and Nebula Award-winner Roanhorse's "Black Sun"- Between Earth and Sky series draws inspiration from the indigenous cultures of North and Central America to deliver a razor-sharp examination of politics, generational trauma, and the path to redemption. More/less

Storm of Locusts
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Simon and Schuster
April 2019
ISBN 9781534413535
Paperback, 320 pages

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