Malinda Lo is making her way to #ATBF13! Lo’s ASH was a Morris Award Finalist in 2010 and her new series, Adaptation, is getting a lot of buzz! Let’s meet Malinda!
Er … “When the apocalypse comes, beep me”? Wait, that’s not an idiom, is it? Well, it’s still good life planning. No need to stress out in advance.
Do you still keep in touch with your prom date?
Prom (and high school in general) wasn’t really my thing, so I didn’t go to prom. But don’t feel sorry for me — that just means I was fresh and well-rested for college parties!
If you were pretty convinced your neighbor was an alien, what would you do about it?
Depends on what kind of an alien. If they were grays, I’d probably try to avoid them, because grays are sneaky and seem to have an obsession with abducting humans, but they don’t seem terribly aggressive. Also, grays seem to be pretty organized, given their spotless hospital-like ships, which is good to have in a neighbor (no messy yards!). If they were reptilians, I’d move! If they were [spoiler redacted] and they were as fun as [spoiler redacted], I would totally invite them over for dinner.
Which one of these celebrities was born in Texas? No Googling! Jamie Foxx, Usher, or Selena Gomez?
Selena Gomez? (That’s the wrong Selena, isn’t it. My knowledge of Texans is shamefully limited to, um, politicians.)
**ALL three are from Texas!
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The triangular spaceship hovered motionless in the sky above Reese Holloway’s house, as inscrutable as a black hole. It had seemed like a good idea when they were inside: to tell the truth about what happened to them at Area 51. It didn’t seem like such a good idea now.
Reese and David are not normal teens—not since they were adapted with alien DNA by the Imria, an extraterrestrial race that has been secretly visiting Earth for decades. Now everyone is trying to get to them: the government, the Imria, and a mysterious corporation that would do anything for the upper hand against the aliens.
Beyond the web of conspiracies, Reese can’t reconcile her love for David with her feelings for her ex-girlfriend Amber, an Imrian. But her choice between two worlds will play a critical role in determining the future of humanity, the Imria’s place in it, and the inheritance she and David will bring to the universe.
In this gripping sequel to ADAPTATION, Malinda Lo brings a thoughtful exploration of adolescence, sexuality, and “the other” to a science fiction thriller that is impossible to put down.