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The Next Chapter For Dystopian Literature

Today's book lovers are hungry for stories of dark, dystopian futures. Novels like "1984," "The Handmaid's Tale" and "Parable of the Sower" are hard to keep in stock these days. But what's inspiring the next generation of dystopian narratives? Our panel of authors talks about how current events, national politics and international relations inspire their new work and appeal to an audience with an affinity for apocalyptic endings. We're joined by Cory Doctorow, science fiction author and co-editor of the blog Boing Boing, N.K. Jemisin, bestselling author of the "Inheritance" series and the "Broken Earth" trilogy, Paola Bacigalupi, bestselling author of more than a half-dozen books including "The Wind-Up Girl" and "The Water Knife," and Omar el Akkad, award-winning journalist and author of "American War." Join us tomorrow for the Friday News Roundup. More at

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