Tucson Festival of Books

Jonathan Maberry



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Sponsored by JoAnne and Bob Hungate

Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times best-selling author, 5-time Bram Stoker Award-winner, 4-time Scribe Award winner, Inkpot Award winner, anthology editor, writing teacher, and comic book writer. His vampire apocalypse book series, V-WARS, was a Netflix original series starring Ian Somerhalder. He writes in multiple genres including suspense, thriller, horror, science fiction, epic fantasy, and action; and he writes for adults, teens and middle grade. His works include the "Joe Ledger" thrillers, "Kagen the Damned," "Ink," "Glimpse," the "Rot & Ruin" series, the "Dead of Night" series, "The Wolfman," "X-Files Origins: Devil’s Advocate," "The Sleepers War" (with Weston Ochse), "NecroTek," "Mars One" and many others. Several of his works are in development for film and TV. He is the editor of high-profile anthologies including "Weird Tales: 100 Years of Weird," "The X-Files," "Aliens: Bug Hunt, Out of Tune," "Don’t Turn out the Lights: A Tribute to Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark," "Baker Street Irregulars," "Nights of the Living Dead" and others. His comics include "Black Panther: DoomWar," "The Punisher: Naked Kills," "Bad Blood" and many others. His "Rot & Ruin" young adult novel was adapted into the #1 horror comic on Webtoon and is being developed for film by Alcon Entertainment. He is the president of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers, and the editor of Weird Tales Magazine. He lives in San Diego. Find him online at www.jonathanmaberry.com.

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Awards: Bram Stoker Award (x5), Scribe Award (x4), Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection Award, Inkpot Award, CCA Inspiring Teens Award, Cybils Award, Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award, ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults, Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award, Nutmeg Award, Eva Perry Mock Printz Award, Cricket Award, Missouri Association of School Librarians Gateway Award, Texas Lone Star Reading List, Black Quill Readers Choice Award


Scheduled events:
Do Cell Phones Ruin Everything?
In a world with the internet and smart phones, it's harder to create situations where protagonists can't call for help or Google a solution. So how can a storyteller still build suspense and a sense of danger when modern technology puts the world at our fingertips?

Integrated Learning Center Room 141 (Seats 120, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Seth Dickinson, Liz Kerin, Jonathan Maberry, David Slayton
Moderator: Toby Wehner
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:
Cave 13
A Joe Ledger and Rogue Team International Novel
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
St. Martin's Publishing Group
August 2023
ISBN 9781250619327
528 pages
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Patient Zero
A Joe Ledger Novel
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
St. Martin's Publishing Group
March 2009
ISBN 9780312382858
432 pages