Tucson Festival of Books

A Good Villain is Hard to Find


A good antagonist is key to to a good story, so what makes a good villain? Cory Doctorow, Jonathan Maberry, and Moses Ose Utomi all created different kinds of evil forces for their characters to fight. How did they go about creating those villains? And, just for fun, what kind of villains would the authors themselves be in the Mirror Universe?


Panelists
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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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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Moses Utomi

Moses Ose Utomi is a Nigerian-American fantasy writer and nomad currently based out of San Diego, Calif. He has a Master of Fine Arts in fiction from Sarah Lawrence College and short fiction publications in Fireside Magazine, Fantasy Magazine and more....

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Books:
The Truth of the Aleke
Moses Utomi
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Tor Publishing Group
March 2024
ISBN 9781250849052
112 pages

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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The Bezzle
A Martin Hench Novel
Cory Doctorow
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Tor Publishing Group
February 2024
ISBN 9781250865878
240 pages
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