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NYCC 2014: James Dashner On Movie Plot Changes


Whenever books and movies come together, things change. Old characters disappear, or are replaced, and sometimes they’ll even merge together. The same happens to plot points, and even the story’s setting. It’s always controversial when these kinds of things happen, and the recent movie adaptation of James Dashner’s novel The Maze Runner was no [...]

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Get Ready for The Dystopian World of Pierce Brown’s ‘Red Rising’


Get Ready for The Dystopian World of Pierce Brown’s ‘Red Rising’

You may not know too much about Pierce Brown’s debut novel Red Rising right now, but get ready: You will very soon. This is one of those novels that you just know is going to blow up and become a pop culture phenomenon. Think Hunger Games or Ender’s Game or Divergent – That kind of [...]

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An Interview with Lissa Price, Author, ‘Starters’


An Interview with Lissa Price, Author, ‘Starters’

Lissa Price is the author of Starters, a dystopian science fiction tale set in a world where the very old can rent the bodies of the very young:
In a world ravaged by war and genocide, becoming someone else is now possible. Sixteen-year-old Callie discovers the Body Bank where teens rent their bodies to seniors who [...]

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Guest Essay: Moira Crone, Author, ‘The Not Yet’


crone-_smaller_23-330-exp My novel, The Not Yet, is set in 2121. The U.S. has shrunken, become the United Authority. States along the Gulf Coast and the Pacific Rim have been cut away—-too many disasters, too hard to govern. The elite Heirs, who run the Authority for themselves, live hundreds of years on nearly foolproof life-extension programs. Their upkeep absorbs all the economy’s resources. The poor eek out a narrow, illegal existence, working as slaves or performers, or hang on in restricted tribes called Enclaves.

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