Local Author: K.E. Lanning
K.E. Lanning is a scientist and writer from Lexington. Her Melt Trlogy asks What if the ice caps melted . . . in one human lifespan ?
The Melt novels are speculative science fiction with an eco-fiction emphasis, delving into the relationship of humans to the Earth. Lanning writes in a wry, allegorical style, challenging readers to explore, from the safety of their reading chair, what might occur if “The Melt” really happened on Earth . . . A Spider Sat Beside Her, The Sting of the Bee, and Listen to the Birds complete the trilogy.
Born in Houston, Texas in 1957, she grew up a stone’s throw from NASA’s space program in the small town of Friendswood, TX, laced with white oyster shell roads and open fields dotted with huge live oaks—riding horses rather than bikes. She received a bachelor’s degree in Physics in 1979 from Stephen F. Austin St. University in Nacogdoches, TX and a MBA in 1986 from the University of Houston.
Lanning is a life-long fan and writer of commercial literary fiction and speculative science fiction, allowing the author to explore society, humanity, and our future. She’s published a series of sci-fi author interviews in the online magazine, FUTURISM, including authors Hugh Howey, Margaret Atwood, Andy Weir, and Cixin Liu.