Tucson Festival of Books

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?


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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Liz Kerin

Liz Kerin is the author of "Night's Edge," and she is a playwright, screenwriter and graduate of the Rita and Burton Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing at New York University Tisch School of the Arts....

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Jonathan Maberry

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....

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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:
Cave 13
A Joe Ledger and Rogue Team International Novel
Jonathan Maberry
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
St. Martin's Publishing Group
August 2023
ISBN 9781250619327
528 pages
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Night's Edge
Liz Kerin
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Tor Publishing Group
June 2023
ISBN 9781250835673
288 pages

Dark Moon, Shallow Sea
David Slayton
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
BLACKSTONE PUB
October 2023
ISBN 9798200977307
414 pages
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Exordia
Seth Dickinson
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Tor Publishing Group
January 2024
ISBN 9781250233011
544 pages
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