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Sunday, June 5 • 10:00am - 10:55am
Sharp SF

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Once they called it hard SF - space ships and robots everywhere. Then came soft SF, explorations of alien social systems and cybernetic awareness. Nowadays we have sharp SF, a mixture of both. Let's talk about the ways hard and soft SF have blended in the new millennium.

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Gray Rinehart

Gray Rinehart is the only person to have commanded an Air Force tracking station, written speeches for Presidential appointees, had music on "The Dr. Demento Show," and been nominated for a literary award. Gray is a Contributing Editor (the "Slushmaster General") for Baen Books, and his fiction has appeared in Analog Science Fiction & Fact, Asimov's Science Fiction, Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show, and elsewhere. He is... Read More →

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Paula S. Jordan

Paula S. Jordan, author of three ANALOG stories, including the novelette "Vooorh" (Jul/Aug 2014,) is currently at work on a novel in which a resourceful group of friends encounter aliens in the North Carolina mountains. Though the alien visitors seem friendly enough, old disagreements begin to fester among them following contact with the humans. When the conflict escalates, the human characters engage a centuries-old alien-watch group to defend... Read More →
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James Maxey

James Maxey’s mother warned him that reading all those comic books would warp his mind. She was right. Now an adult who can’t stop daydreaming, James is unsuited for decent work and ekes out a pittance writing down demented fantasies about masked women, fiery dragons, and monkeys. Oh god, so many monkeys. | | In an effort to figure out how Superman could fly, James read books by Carl Sagan and Stephen Jay Gould and Stephen Hawking. Turns... Read More →


Sunday June 5, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
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