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Sunday, October 25 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Closer & Further Than You Think

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What hard SF possibilities are actually right around the corner despite being depicted as far out far future stuff?  And which standard SF gadgets predicted for “any day now” are still decades away?


Doug Beason

Dr. Doug Beason is the author of 14 books, eight with collaborator Kevin J. Anderson, including Ignition (bought by Universal studios) and Ill Wind (recently optioned by Fox Studios).  His latest book is The E-Bomb. A Nebula Award finalist, Doug's short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, and he has written for publications as diverse as Analog and Amazing Stories, to Physical Review Letters and The... Read More →

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F. P. Dorchak

Author, Wailing Loon
F. P. (Frank) Dorchak writes gritty, realistic paranormal fiction that delves into the supernatural, the unexplained, and the metaphysical. Frank is published in the U.S., Canada, and the Czech Republic with short stories, non-fiction articles, and five novels, Voice, Psychic, ERO (semi-autobiographical), The Uninvited, and Sleepwalkers. He has short stories in the The You Belong Collection – Writings and Illustrations by Longmont Area... Read More →

J.L. Forrest

J.L. Forrest writes science fiction and fantasy nomadically, scribbling upon the pages of innumerable Moleskines in the wet techno-jungles of the Pacific Northwest, the rarified forests of the Rocky Mountains, the primeval landscapes of Sweden, the battered remnants of Italian ruins, the inner sanctums of the Vatican, the deadly Outback of Australia—you get the idea. He is the author of multiple novels, including A Requiem Dawn, and has... Read More →
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Kevin Ikenberry

Kevin ikenberry's head has been in the clouds since he was old enough to read. Ask him and he'll tell you that he still wants to be an astronaut. Kevin has a diverse background in space science education and works with space every day. | | Kevin’s science fiction and horror short fiction has appeared internationally through Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Mindflights, Twisted Dreams Magazine and most recently in the anthologies... Read More →

Tim Slater, PhD

Dr. Tim Slater is a professor at the University of Wyoming where he holds the Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair for Science Education. As a member of the UW Physics and Astronomy Department, he is recognized as an expert in education and public outreach in astronomy and space sciences. Professor Slater earned his Ph.D. at the University of South Carolina in geological sciences and his M.S. from Clemson University in physics and... Read More →

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