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A New Young Adult Novel 'Igist' May Be Shifting The Future Of The Genre

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 12:02pm

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Emi, the heronie of the novel Igist
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Emi, the heronie of the novel "Igist."

The future of young adult literature may be shifting.

Luke Larson is the author of the new, interactive young adult novel "Igist." It's a sci-fi novel set a few hundred years in the future. And, in the future, mankind has experienced a space brain drain as humanity has colonized the solar system.

So, the people left back on earth — called bygones — have not been left with much. So the story's heroine, Emi, dreams of getting off of earth and going to the most prestigious science academy in the galaxy — the Intergalactic Institute of Science and Technology.

Larson spoke with The Show about the new book, and he said he was inspired to write it because of his daughters — and his day job. 

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