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Malka Older
Author and contributing writer, Necessary Tomorrows

Malka Older is a writer, aid worker and sociologist. Her science-fiction political thriller Infomocracy was named one of the best books of 2016 by Kirkus, Book Riot and the Washington Post. Her novella The Mimicking of Known Successes, a murder mystery set on a gas giant planet, came out in March 2023 to rave reviews, and its sequel, The Imposition of Unnecessary Obstacles, will be published in early 2024. She created the serial Ninth Step Station on Realm, and her acclaimed short story collection And Other Disasters came out in November 2019. She has a doctorate in the sociology of organizations from Sciences Po and is a Faculty Associate at Arizona State University, where she teaches on humanitarian aid and predictive fictions, and hosts the Science Fiction Sparkle Salon. Her opinions can be found in The New York Times, The Nation, Foreign Policy and NBC THINK, among other places.

Malka is the co-writer of Ursula in the Necessary Tomorrows podcast.


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