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Live Q&A with Tochi Onyebuchi On The Hurt Pattern

August 25 at 5:30PM PST / 8:30PM EST



“The Hurt Pattern” follows Kenny, a young professional working for a high tech surveillance company. He discovers a conspiracy involving algorithmic police and big banks. This story appears in the anthology “Made to Order: Robots and Revolution.” You’ll receive a copy of the story when you purchase a ticket.


Tochi Onyebuchi is the author of the young adult novel Beasts Made of Night, which won the Ilube Nommo Award for Best Speculative Fiction Novel by an African, its sequel, Crown of Thunder, and War Girls, a Locus and Nommo Award Finalist. He holds degrees from Yale, the Tisch School of the Arts, Sciences Po, and Columbia Law School. His fiction has appeared in Panverse Three, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Obsidian, Omenana Magazine, Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America, and elsewhere. His non-fiction has appeared in Tor.com, Nowhere Magazine, the Oxford University Press blog, and the Harvard Journal of African American Public Policy, among other places. Riot Baby is his adult fiction debut. You can find him online at tochionyebuchi.com and on Twitter @TochiTrueStory.


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