This Week at Book Expo America, Douglas Preston, John Scalzi, and Tom Doherty Discuss the Future

The publishing industry’s annual convention Book Expo America is this week and Tor Books will be there to discuss…the future!

Read below for information on panels featuring science fiction authors Douglas Preston and John Scalzi. The pair will be discussing the similarities behind their near-future A.I.(-ish) techno-thrillers: Preston’s The Kraken Project and Scalzi’s upcoming Lock In.

Read the beginning of The Kraken Project.

Read the first five chapters of Lock In.

That’s not all! Read on for information on more panels, speeches, and book signings at Book Expo America 2014.

Book Expo America 2014 takes place in New York City from May 28th to May 31st and we’ll be there! Take a look below to see which Tor authors, editors, and more will be appearing. Meet Douglas Preston, John Scalzi, Jo Walton, and more!

Tor Books will also be present in the Macmillan section at booth #1738 for the entirety of the conference. Stop by and say hello!



Tom Doherty—IDPF Digital Conference—Keynote Speaker (Ticket Required), 3:35pm-4pm

Ben Tripp Blogger Celebration (Invitation Only), 3:45pm-5:00pm



Where Near-future Techno-thrillers and Sci-fi Meet: Douglas Preston and John Scalzi in conversation, 1:00-1:30pm, Uptown Stage

Every day, our present begins to look more and more like science fiction. We converse with AIs on our phones, communicate by digital avatars, and maintain entire social presences online. Movies like Her demonstrate how familiar—and how close—a world could be where AI’s become completely essential to our personal lives. Join bestselling authors Douglas Preston and John Scalzi as they discuss the implications of current technologies, the blurred lines between sci-fi and techno-thrillers, and near-future possibilities in a rapidly changing world.

Signings at Tor Table #13
Jon Land (Strong Darkness), 9:30-10:30am
Hank Phillipi Ryan (Truth Be Told), 10:30-11:30am
Doug Preston (The Kraken Project), 2-3pm
John Scalzi (Lock In), 3-4pm
Jo Walton (My Real Children), 4-5pm

Macmillan Booth Signings #1738/39
Ben Tripp (The Accidental Highwayman) 11:30am-12pm

Mystery Writers of America Booth Signings @ MWA Booth #2557
Hilary Davidson (Blood Always Tells) 1:00pm-1:30pm
Hank Philippi Ryan (The Wrong Girl), 2:30pm-3pm

Macmillan Booth Giveaways #1738/39 (No author participation)
The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man by Bruce Cameron, 9:00am-9:30am



John Scalzi: The Worst Social Media Advice Ever, 11:00am-11:50am, Special Panel E: Hallway

Macmillan Booth Signings #1738/39
John Scalzi (Lock In), 2pm-2:30pm

Mystery Writers of America Booth Signings @ MWA Booth #2557
Bruce DeSilva (Providence Rag), 1:45pm-2:15pm

Macmillan Booth Giveaways # 1738/39 (No author participation)
My Real Children by Jo Walton, 10:30am-11:00am


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