Transgenic animals—hybrids between two or more species—exist all around us, as mere agricultural and pharmaceutical beasts of burden. This little-noted biological frontier inspires novelist Laurence Gonzales to ponder the day when a human-bonobo mix is possible, resulting in his eponymous character, a young girl who finds herself in a storm of controversy and greed.

April 24: "[The HST] lifted a curtain from our view of the universe, changing it so profoundly that no human can look at the stars in the same way..."

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.