From August 17th to 21st, I will be attending the MidAmeriCon II in Kansas City. I’ll be on the following panel on Thursday, if you’d like to join me for a good discussion.
Utopia, Dystopia, and the Default? — Thursday 2-3pm (2502A)
Certain kinds of imagined futures currently dominate the SF field.. For example, we usually find settings in either grand interstellar deep space futures or trapped-on-Earth dystopias with the rare exception. What about the futures that land somewhere in-between, that may be more likely for us? Is the “middle future” too reminiscent of the Golden Age of SF? Let’s discuss the “middle future” in SF, how it compares to earlier eras in SF, and where it falls on the Utopia/Dystopia spectrum.
Speakers: Jack Cambell Jr., John Joseph Adams, Tamara Jones, Sarah Frost, Mr. Peadar O Guilin, Thomas K. Carpenter
Stop by afterwards if you’d like to say hello. I’d love to meet you.