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Rebel Rebel: Revolutionaries and Resisters

Sat, Nov 11, 2017 from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
1422 SW 11th Ave Portland, Oregon 97201

In other worlds—a dystopian future, the empire of Feng Lu, a colonized Earth—our heroes must confront darkness and danger as they fight against evil empires and their own destinies. In her debut novel Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, Julie C. Dao reimagines fairy tale and folklore in the story of a peasant girl’s quest to become Empress, and the dark choices she must make along that path. Fonda Lee’s futuristic Exo is set on an Earth colonized by a powerful alien race, where Donovan finds himself abducted by a human revolutionary group. And in the dystopia of Emily Suvada’s This Mortal Coil, Cat uses her gene-hacking skills to try to save humanity from an apocalyptic plague. Moderated by Amber Keyser (Pointe Claw).

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Julie C. Dao

Julie C. Dao is a proud Vietnamese-American who was born in upstate New York. She studied medicine in college, but came to realize blood and needles were her Kryptonite. By day, she worked in science news and research; by night, she wrote books about heroines unafraid to fight for their dreams, which inspired her to follow her passion of becoming a published author. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns is her debut novel. Julie lives in New England. 
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Fonda Lee

Fonda Lee writes science fiction and fantasy for teens and adults. Her debut novel, Zeroboxer was an Andre Norton Award finalist, Jr. Library Guild Selection, ALA Top 10 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Oregon Book Award finalist, and Oregon Spirit Book Award winner. Her second novel, Exo, released from Scholastic in February 2017 and has also been named a Junior Library Guild Selection. Her third novel (and adult debut), the gangster fantasy saga Jade City, will be released by Orbit Books in November 2017.
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Emily Suvada

Emily Suvada was born and raised in Australia, where she went on to earn a degree in mathematics. She previously worked as a data scientist, and still spends hours writing algorithms to perform tasks which would only take her minutes to complete on her own. When not writing, she can be found hiking, cycling, and conducting chemistry experiments in her kitchen.This Cruel Design was released in 2018; This Vicious Cure is due out in 2020. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and son.
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Amber J. Keyser

In addition to Pointe, Claw, Amber Keyser is the author of The Way Back from Broken (Carolrhoda Lab, 2015), a heart-wrenching novel of loss and survival, and The V-Word (Beyond Words/Simon Pulse, 2016), an anthology of personal essays by women about first-time sexual experiences, which was chosen as one of the New York Public Library’s Best Books for Teens 2016 and the Chicago Public Library’s Best Nonfiction for Teens 2016.
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