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Saturday, May 14 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Redefining the Aliens of the Future

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In early SF, aliens were often used as stand-ins, to represent groups of Others in our own societies. They are still sometimes inappropriately inserted into lists of marginalized groups by people attempting to downplay bias. In SF worlds where the human condition is portrayed with full diversity, what new roles can aliens take on to keep their relevance to their core genre?

Moderators
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Juliette Wade

Writer, DAW
Juliette Wade's debut novel Mazes of Power will come out in 2020 from DAW books. Her short fiction has appeared in Fantasy and Science Fiction, Clarkesworld and several times in Analog magazine. Her nonfiction has appeared in Analog and in Lightspeed's special issue, Women Destroy... Read More →

Speakers
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PJ Schnyder

Author
“PJ" began her writing career as “PJ Schnyder” writing award-winning sci-fi & paranormal romance and steampunk. She has received the FF&P PRISM award for her work as well as the NJRW Golden Leaf award and Parsec award. | Now, PJ writes romantic suspense as Piper J. Drake... Read More →

Nebula Nominees
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Charles Gannon

Dr. Charles E. Gannon‘s award-winning Caine Riordan/Terran Republic hard sf novels have all been Nebula finalists and national best-sellers and the fourth, Caine’s Mutiny, will hit bookstores in February 2017. His epic fantasy series, The Broken World, is forthcoming from Baen... Read More →
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Fonda Lee

Author
Fonda Lee is the author of the Nebula-nominated fantasy novel Jade City, and the Andre Norton-nominated science fiction novels Exo and Zeroboxer. Her next novel, Cross Fire, the sequel to Exo, releases in May 2018. A former corporate strategist for Fortune 500 companies, when she... Read More →


Saturday May 14, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
LaSalle 1

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