Isadora Beeler Deese to publish debut science fiction YA novel

isadora_deese-right_of_capture-front_cover-1000pxIsadora Beeler Deese, Playwriting ’94, announces the publication of her debut science fiction Young Adult novel, Right of Capture, by Pelekinesis Press on October 15, 2016. The adventure follows an epic sibling rivalry that coincides with a brutal race among global contenders to own the world-changing resource buried deep inside the teens. It is the first in a five book cycle, and can be purchased here.

Some early reviews of Right of Capture:

M.M. Buckner (Fiction 1984)
“Ingenious premise. Engaging style. Young readers will love this heart-pounding adventure. Right of Capture makes an impressive debut for Deese’s new SF fantasy cycle.”

From Publishers Weekly
“Technical and complex, the story unwinds with the fast pace of a thriller, peppered with the nastiest aspects of sibling rivalry and family tension.”

Congratulations, Isadora!

Isadora Deese 2016-30

Photo by Mariann Murray

Isadora has been working at MIT for the last fifteen years, where she helped coordinate some of the first iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) competitions. She co-wrote “Adventures in Synthetic Biology” with Drew Endy and the Synthetic Biology Working Group, illustrated by Chuck Wadey, which in 2005, was the first comic to be on the cover of Nature. She is currently a Board member of the BioBuilder Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to expanding STEM curriculum in middle school, high school, and community colleges to include bioengineering principles and skills.

She is married to writer, historian, and fellow Creative Writing alum R.S. Deese (Poetry ’95). His book We Are Amphibians: Julian and Aldous Huxley on the Future of Our Species was published by the University of California Press in 2014.¬† Isadora and Sam have three boys and live in the greater Boston area.

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