Tucson Festival of Books

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.


Panelists
Ryan Britt

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....

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Chris Impey

Chris Impey is a University Distinguished Professor of Astronomy at the University of Arizona. His research interests are observational cosmology, gravitational lensing and the evolution and structure of galaxies....

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Books:
The Spice Must Flow
The Story of Dune, from Cult Novels to Visionary Sci-Fi Movies
Ryan Britt
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Penguin/Plume
September 2023
ISBN 9780593472996
288 pages
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Worlds Without End
Exoplanets, Habitability, and the Future of Humanity
Chris Impey
Science / Medicine / Technology
MIT Press
April 2023
ISBN 9780262047661
376 pages