Tucson Festival of Books

Ryan Britt


Sponsored by Philip and Missy Russ

Ryan Britt is the author of "Phasers on Stun!" and "Luke Skywalker Can’t Read." His writing has appeared in Esquire, Vulture, StarTrek.com, SyFy Wire, Den of Geek!, Inverse, The New York Times and Fatherly, where he is a senior editor. His new book is "The Spice Must Flow: The Story of Dune, from Cult Novels to Visionary Sci-Fi Movies."

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Awards: Esquire Best Books of 2022, New York Public Library Adult Non-Fiction Selection

Communities: Arizona Author


Scheduled events:
Crafting the Perfect Work
How are books born from the writer’s vision? Learn from three writers who have given life to novels, screenplays, and the process of taking a novel to the screen, to understand how inspiration comes alive on the page.

UA BookStore (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Lower Level (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jack Allison, Ryan Britt, Patty Lin
Moderator: Jeff Yanc
Exploring New Worlds: Science Fact and Science Fiction
Join the authors in a lively discussion about the science and delight of speculation on the discovery of new worlds beyond our own.

Science City - Main Stage (Seats 195)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Science City (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Ryan Britt, Chris Impey
Moderator: George Jenson
Workshop: Turning Fandom into Literature
Ryan Britt leads this workshop on how to turn pop culture and obsessions into serious and professional writing. Be prepared to engage in writing exercises.

Integrated Learning Center Room 141 (Seats 120, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Ryan Britt

Books:
The Spice Must Flow
The Story of Dune, from Cult Novels to Visionary Sci-Fi Movies
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Penguin/Plume
September 2023
ISBN 9780593472996
288 pages

Phasers on Stun!
How the Making (and Remaking) of Star Trek Changed the World
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Penguin/Plume
May 2022
ISBN 9780593185698
400 pages