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

Tochi Onyebuchi

Christina Orlando

Tochi Onyebuchi is the author of "Beasts Made of Night," its sequel "Crown of Thunder," "War Girls," and his adult fiction debut "Riot Baby," published by Tor.com in January 2020. His latest book, "Rebel Sisters" is the second in the War Girls series. He has graduated from Yale University, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Columbia Law School and L’institut d’études politiques with a Masters degree in Global Business Law.

His short fiction has appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction, Omenana, "Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America," and elsewhere. His non-fiction has appeared in Uncanny Magazine, Nowhere Magazine, Tor.com and the Harvard Journal of African-American Public Policy. He is the winner of the Ilube Nommo Award for Best Speculative Fiction Novel by an African and has appeared in Locus Magazine's Recommended Reading list.

Born in Massachusetts and raised in Connecticut, Tochi is a consummate New Englander, preferring the way the tree leaves turn the color of fire on I-84 to mosquitoes and being able to boil eggs on pavement. He has worked in criminal justice, the tech industry and immigration law, and prays every day for a new album from System of a Down.

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Elmore Leonard Memorial Stage (Seats 1000)
Sat, Mar 6, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror

Panelists: Tochi Onyebuchi, John Scalzi, Martha Wells
Moderator: Scott Glener

Rebel Sisters
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
January 2020
ISBN 9781984835062
Hardcover, 464 pages
$18.99, INSTORE
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Riot Baby
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Tom Doherty Associates
January 2020
ISBN 9781250214751
Hardcover, 176 pages

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