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Saturday, July 16 • 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Science For The Science Fiction Writer (AP)

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There is a relationship between science and science-fiction. Often it is science that sparks the writer’s imagination, but science writing and fiction writing are not the same. NOT a cut-and-dried lecture, this workshop features expert scientist authors who will describe a general approach to research in their fields, then work with you to address your key science-related interests and concerns. They will help you to refine your writing so that you can portray the science in your story realistically and accurately without overloading the reader with technobabble.

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avatar for Jim Beall

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 for even longer. His experience in nuclear engineering and power systems began as a naval officer, shortly after surviving one of Admiral Rickover’s infamous interviews, aboard USS Long Beach (CGN-9). Experience after the USN includes design, construction, inspection, enforcement, and assessment with a... 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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Tedd Roberts

Dr. Tedd Roberts (aka Speaker to Lab Animals) claims he was born to wonderful parents, grew up in Texas, attended university then went on to grad school. He is a Professor at a medical school where his research focuses on the hippocampus and memory. While his history since he entered university was confirmed, there have been some suspicions about his origins before that. It has been suspected that Tedd was genetically created in a growth vat... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Victorian B

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