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Friday, November 10 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
What Do We Owe Mary Shelley?
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Mary Shelley planted the seeds for the concept of AI, engineered the Mad Scientist trope, used the impact of climate change on society as an inspiration for fiction, and wrote one of the first post-apocalyptic stories of the modern era. A discussion of the many ways in which the founder of SF is still influencing the genre today.

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Alan Beck

Alan F. Beck has been an artist, designer and illustrator for over 30 years doing work for many major corporations including book covers and magazine illustrations. His work has been exhibited in art shows and Science Fiction/Fantasy conventions all across the country. He has won... Read More →
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Keith R.A. DeCandido

Keith R.A. DeCandido is the author of some 50 novels, as well as comic books, short fiction, blog entries, and more. Recent and upcoming work includes the Orphan Black coffee-table book Classified Clone Report; the Marvel Tales of Asgard trilogy featuring Thor, Sif, and the Warriors... Read More →
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April Grey

April Grey's short stories can be found in various anthologies, both in print and on-line. Her collections of short stories, The Fairy Cake Bake Shoppe, and I'll Love You Forever are also available through Amazon. She is the editor of Hell's Garden: Bad, Mad and Ghostly Gardeners... Read More →
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Christine Norris

Christine Norris is the author of several novels and short stories for young adults, including the Library of Athena series and the YA historical fantasy, A CURSE OF ASH AND IRON (Curiosity Quills), as well as several short stories. She hides her author self behind her secret identity... Read More →


Friday November 10, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Plaza II