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Saturday, November 11 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Flaws of Golden Age SF Literature...and Why You Should Read It Anyway
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If necessity is the mother of all invention, the Golden Age must have left us with needs unmet. In the decades since that formative era of SF, writers have innovated and improved endlessly, much to readers’ delight. Yet, those imperfect stories of a bygone age still have much to teach us about the heart of science fiction and why it appeals to the human spirit. Explore the past with us, and discuss what authors got wrong, as well as what they got right.

Speakers
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John Ashmead

John Ashmead has a BA in physics from Harvard, summa cum laude, and a masters in physics from Princeton. For several years he was an assistant editor for Asimov's SF Magazine. Since then he has worked as a software and database developer, working in the medical, legal, advertising... Read More →
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Vikki Ciaffone

Vikki Ciaffone has been reading and writing since a freakishly young age. She is a freelance editor and writer, and has worked for Spencer Hill Press. She knows a little bit about an astonishing number of largely irrelevant things. In her spare time, she plays craps with the Fates... Read More →
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Darrell Schweitzer

Darrell Schweitzer's books include three novels, THE WHITE ISLE, THE SHATTERED GODDESS, THE MASK OF THE SORCERER, and THE DRAGON HOUSE, plus nine short-story collections, the most recent of which is a volume of Lovecraftian stories, AWAITING STRANGE GODS, published by Fedogan & Bremer... Read More →
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Joe Siclari

A fan since 1965, Joe Siclari started reading science fiction a decade earlier with Murray Leinster’s Forgotten Planet. Joe has been active in almost every aspect of fandom: he published over 100 fanzines, plus many convention publications, started several SF clubs and founded conventions... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Plaza III