With his characteristic insight and wit, Lifel1k3 author Jay Kristoff examines the evolution of science fiction. He discusses the origins of the genre, its development as a medium through which to explore the zeitgeist of a particular time, the prophetic nature of seminal works of sci-fi, and the need for society to view itself through the lens of futurism. Don’t miss the bestselling The Nevernight Chronicle series author in what promises to be a humorous and engaging talk.

Jay Kristoff (Australian)

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Jay Kristoff is New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Nevernight Chronicles, The Illuminae Files, The Lotus War and Lifel1k3. He is the winner of four Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, nominee for the Locus award, David Gemmell Morningstar and Legend awards, named multiple times in the Kirkus and Amazon Best Teen Books list and published in over thirty countries, most of which he has never visited. He is as surprised about all of this as you are. He is 6’7 and has approximately 12,665 days to live. He abides in Melbourne with his secret agent kung-fu assassin wife, and the world’s laziest Jack Russell. He does not believe in happy endings.