I’ll be spending the next three days in Quincy, MA, attending Readercon 27. Here’s where you’ll be able to find me:
Friday, 2pm, Salon E: Autograph session
Friday, 8:30pm, Salon B: Reading – A selection of urban fantasy humor short stories.
Saturday, 1pm, Salon 5: If Thor Can Hang out with Iron Man, Why Can’t Harry Dresden Use a Computer?
(with Gillian Daniels, Elaine Isaak, Andrea Phillips and E.J. Stevens)
What are the story benefits of setting up magic/nature/religion and technology/industry/science as either conflicting or complimentary? What cultural anxieties are addressed by each choice? How are these elements handled in stories from various cultures and eras?
Sunday, 1pm, Salon 6: Interstellar Empire in a Post-Scarcity World
(with Neil Clarke, John Clute, Robert Killheffer, John O’Neil)
If we had all the resources we needed and weren’t damaging our environment, would we still expand to space given technology that made that easy as well? Would there still be conflict with other interstellar empires? Would we have a responsibility to give this technology to all those we encounter?