Yoon Ha Lee
Yoon Ha Lee's debut novel, Ninefox Gambit, won the Locus Award for best first novel and was a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and Clarke Awards. Lee's other books include Raven Stratagem, Revenant Gun, and the collection Conservation of Shadows. Lee lives in Baton Rouge with family and an extremely lazy cat, and has not yet been eaten by gators.
1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 4
1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Machineries Of Empire, the most exciting science fiction trilogy of the decade, reaches its astonishing conclusion!
When Shuos Jedao wakes up for the first time, several things go wrong. His few memories tell him that he's a seventeen-year-old cadet--but his body belongs to a man decades older. Hexarch Nirai Kujen orders Jedao to reconquer the fractured hexarchate on his behalf even though Jedao has no memory of ever being a soldier, let alone a general. Surely a knack for video games doesn't qualify you to take charge of an army?
Soon Jedao learns the situation is even worse. The Kel soldiers under his command may be compelled to obey him, but they hate him thanks to a massacre he can't remember committing. Kujen's friendliness can't hide the fact that he's a tyrant. And what's worse, Jedao and Kujen are being hunted by an enemy who knows more about Jedao and his crimes than he does himself...
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