Tucson Festival of Books

Crafting Epic Fantasy Worlds

Creating an entirely new world from thin air takes time, research and work. Where does the author start? Let's ask Owen King, Jonathan Maberry and Samantha Shannon!

Owen King

Owen King is the author of "The Curator," "Double Feature," and "We’re All in This Together: A Novella and Stories." He is the co-author of "Sleeping Beauties" and "Intro to Alien Invasion" and the co-editor of "Who Can Save Us Now? Brand-New Superheroes and Their Amazing (Short) Stories....

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Jonathan Maberry

Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times bestseller, five-time Bram Stoker Award-winner, anthology editor, comic book writer, executive producer, magazine feature writer, playwright and writing teacher/lecturer....

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Samantha Shannon

Samantha Shannon is a New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author. In 2013, at the age of 21, she published "The Bone Season," the internationally bestselling first installment in a seven-book series of fantasy novels....

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The Curator
Owen King
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
March 2023
ISBN 9781982196806
480 pages

Son of the Poison Rose
A Kagen the Damned Novel
Jonathan Maberry
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
St. Martin's Publishing Group
January 2023
ISBN 9781250783998
704 pages

A Day of Fallen Night
A Roots of Chaos Novel
Samantha Shannon
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Bloomsbury USA
February 2023
ISBN 9781635577921
880 pages
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