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Saturday, November 11 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Writing Space Battles
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Lasers! Explosions! Tractor beams! Plausible physics? Writing is complicated, especially when it involves battles, and a fight where your combatants can come at each other from any direction can complicate things infinitely more. Let’s talk about how to craft thrilling inter-galactic dogfights that keep readers turning pages instead of scratching heads.

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Jim Beall

Jim Beall (BS-Math, MBA, PE) has been a nuclear engineer for over 40 years, a war gamer for over 50, and an avid reader of science fiction and fantasy for even longer. His experience in nuclear engineering and power systems began as a naval officer, shortly after surviving one of... Read More →
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Tobias Cabral

Tobias Cabral is a clinical psychologist, whose private practice (Serenity Psychology Services) is located in Langhorne, PA. He completed his undergraduate work at New York University and his Doctoral studies at Widener University's Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology. A lifetime... Read More →

Russ Colchamiro

Russ Colchamiro is the author of the rollicking space opera, Crossline, the zany SF/F backpacking comedy series Finders Keepers, Genius de Milo, and Astropalooza, and is editor of the SF anthology Love, Murder & Mayhem, all with Crazy 8 Press. Russ lives in New Jersey with his wife... Read More →

Tom Purdom

Tom Purdom's first published story appeared in the August, 1957 issue of a magazine called Fantastic Universe His latest can be found in the November-December issue of Asimov's, now on sale. His contributions to the science fiction scene include novels, short stories and novelettes... Read More →

Saturday November 11, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Plaza III