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Thrones & Bones

Tasha Suri & Samantha Shannon
Mon 16 May 2022
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Samantha Shannon and Tasha Suri tackle the fear of the unknown through their work

Unfortunately, Ken Liu is no longer able to appear due to personal circumstances. However, Thrones & Bones will now feature the fantastic Tasha Suri, author of Burning Kingdoms

Right from its early emergence, speculative fiction has provided a fertile ground for authors to tackle big human concerns. George Orwell's 1984 explored the outcomes of a totalitarian society; Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower provided prescient commentary on climate change and social inequity.

In Thrones & Bones, Tasha Suri and Samantha Shannon, authors of the popular Burning Kingdoms and Bone Season series respectively, share from their work and discuss how speculative fiction can help us navigate such things as the value of human life, justice, and the fear of the unknown.