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Saturday, October 3 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Politics of SF

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The panelists will decide if this discussion revolves more around the presence of politics in SF fiction, or the politics of science fiction fandom. Either way, it's certain to be a fascinating hour.


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Jason Bourget

Instructor, Douglas College
Currently I'm an instructor in the English Department at Douglas College, where I teach courses on science fiction, horror and weird fiction. My research focuses specifically on how political beliefs inform representations of masculinity in late twentieth-century science fiction (especially in the work of Heinlein, Dick and Le Guin). I'm also a horror fan more generally, with a particular interest in the supernatural horror of writers such as... Read More →

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David Bara

Dave Bara was born at the dawn of the space age and grew up watching the Gemini and Apollo space programs on television, dreaming of becoming an astronaut one day. This soon led him to an interest in science fiction, especially on television. His early years were filled with dozens of episodes of the original Star Trek, Lost in Space, The Outer Limits, and The Twilight Zone. He began to read science fiction voraciously in his teens, with... Read More →
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Donna McMahon

Donna McMahon has spent much of her life researching the future history of  Cascadia, after the Pacific Northwest is devastated by climate change, economic and political collapse, pandemics and - of course - the Big Quake. She has published two novels in that setting; Dance of Knives and Second Childhood. Lately she's been spending more time in 1920, shortly after Vancouver was traumatized by a war, a flu epidemic and Women's Suffrage, and... Read More →
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Lynda Williams

Publisher, Reality Skimming Press
Lynda Williams is the author of the ten-novel Okal Rel Saga, published by Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy between 2004 and 2014, and editor or author of at least as many works set in the universe established by the series. Since 2013 she's been incubating a new era publishing mission branded as Optimistic SF. Reality Skimming Press published Shepherds of Sparrows by Hal J. Friesen in 2013 and has published two children's fantasy books by... Read More →


Saturday October 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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