Tucson Festival of Books

Out of This World


Science fiction and fantasy can take us to space or another dimension to fight a monster or meet aliens, but some things ring true no matter where you are. How do writers use the tools of science fiction and fantasy to tell important truths and make us think and feel powerful emotions? And why do we love these kinds of stories so much? Seth Dickinson, Cory Doctorow, Constance Fay, and David Slayton will discuss!


Panelists
Seth Dickinson

Seth Dickinson is the author of the Baru Cormorant novels and many short stories, as well as much of the lore and backstory of "Bungie Studios’ Destiny." "Exordia" is Dickinson's first science fiction novel....

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Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist and journalist. He is the author of many books, most recently "The Lost Cause," a solarpunk science fiction novel of hope amidst the climate emergency....

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Constance Fay

Constance Fay writes the Uncharted Hearts series, which begins with "Calamity." Her short fiction can be found in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Catscast podcast and other publications. She has a background in medical device Research and Development and lives in Colorado with a cat who edits all her work first....

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David Slayton

David R. Slayton (he/him) grew up in Guthrie, Okla., where finding fantasy novels was pretty challenging and finding fantasy novels with diverse characters was downright impossible. Now he lives in Denver and writes the books he always wanted to read....

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Books:
Exordia
Seth Dickinson
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Tor Publishing Group
January 2024
ISBN 9781250233011
544 pages
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The Bezzle
A Martin Hench Novel
Cory Doctorow
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Tor Publishing Group
February 2024
ISBN 9781250865878
240 pages

Calamity
Constance Fay
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Tor Publishing Group
November 2023
ISBN 9781250330413
320 pages
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Dark Moon, Shallow Sea
David Slayton
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
BLACKSTONE PUB
October 2023
ISBN 9798200977307
414 pages
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