Today at PARSEC:
Change at the Speed of Thought

October 3rd, 2015

speed of thoughtThis month’s discussion topic at PARSEC is: Science Fiction – Change at the Speed of Thought. Along the way, we’ll be considering a claim made recently by Josh Raulerson (one of the event’s panelists) on the podcast Nanograms.

“Science fiction is imploding because all the hypotheticals are coming true.”

Should make for an interesting discussion.

Here’s a portion of the press release from the PARSEC website:

This month’s guest panel includes:

Joshua Raulerson who earned his PhD in English from the University of Iowa in 2010. He is the local host of NPR’s Morning Edition on 90.5 WESA and the host and producer of 90.5 WESA’s new technology & culture podcast. . . . [Read more at The 21st-Century Scop.]

Hearing Voices:
The Sound of Fantastic Fiction at KGB

September 27th, 2015

voicesTime travel is possible.

Thanks to Gordon Linzner and Rajan Khanna, you can attend a growing list of past performances at Fantastic Fiction at KGB. The reading series is hosted by Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel, and since the 1990s it has featured readings by some of the top writers in the science fiction, fantasy, and . . . [more at The 21st-Century Scop].

Reading with Tom Monteleone:
A Night of Fantastic Fiction at KGB

September 19th, 2015

With Tom MonteleoneWe took Manhattan.

This past Wednesday, my good friend Tom Monteleone and I performed for an enthusiastic crowd at New York’s KGB, the literary venue in the East Village that has become known as the best literary venue in the city. That’s us (left) plotting before the show, having a sit down in a scene that looks as if it could have been composed by Martin Scorsese or Jules Dassin. . . .

(Read more at The 21st-Century Scop.)

This Week @ KGB: We’ll Take Manhattan

September 14th, 2015


Trust me, you won’t want to miss this month’s installment of . . . (more at The 21st-Century Scop).