Cory Doctorow, ʺWalkawayʺ in conversation with Mary Robinette Kowal

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“Walkaway” by writer, activist, journalist and blogger Cory Doctorow is his first novel for adults in eight years and draws from his vast curiosity and knowledge of pop culture, intellectual property, technology and philosophy. Doctorow, the co-editor of Boing Boing (, is also the author of nonfiction (“Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free”) and books for young adults (“Little Brother”). Drawing on thriller and science-fiction genres, Doctorow grounds “Walkaway” in the realities of today to deliver not a descent into dystopia, but rather a battle for utopia. He will be joined in conversation by three-time Hugo Award-winner Mary Robinette Kowal, author of such historical fantasy novels as “Ghost Talkers” and “The Glamourist Histories” series.

Sunday, June 11, 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Jones College Prep/South Auditorium

Cory Doctorow

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Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger — the co-editor of Boing Boing ( and the author of many books, including the upcoming WALKAWAY (April 2017) and HOMELAND, the award-winning, best-selling sequel to the 2008 YA novel LITTLE BROTHER.

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Mary Robinette Kowal

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Mary Robinette Kowal (Interviewer)

Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of historical fantasy novels: Ghost Talkers, and The Glamourist Histories series. She is also a three time Hugo Award winner. Her short fiction appears in Uncanny,, and Asimov’s. Mary, a professional puppeteer, lives in Chicago. Visit her online at

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