This is the first chapter of a longer science fiction work titled “Lotus Flower.” In the excerpt, the reader is introduced to a scientist and his life’s work.
Liliana Hopkins exists at the intersection of science, writing and art. Her creative work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Penn State’s Lake Effect National High School Poetry Contest, Hollins’ 56th Annual Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest and the National Vans Custom Culture Contest. As a volunteer for the BioMedical Engineering & Imaging Institute at Icahn School of Medicine Mt. Sinai, she redesigned and rewrote the neuroimaging page of their website. Liliana is currently writing literary articles for Soul Talk Magazine and finishing her final year of high school.
Favorite Authors & Artists
Margaret Atwood, Orange Li, Willa Cather
Throughout high school, I’ve struggled to connect my interest in science with my passion for writing. Through science communication and sci-fi, I discovered all the ways they intersect and how I could use my knowledge to fuel my creative projects. My submission for the anthology is an excerpt of a longer sci-fi work. With this piece, I want to teach the reader about neuroscience with a compelling plot and dynamic characters. My purpose as a storyteller is to get people excited about science.