Today at Confluence:
Where To Next? Trends in Science Fiction

July 30th, 2022
Category: Uncategorized

Writing horror in the days of covid is a bit like living in a science fiction novel. Not the Michael Crichton variety, where things pretty much go back to normal after humankind deals with the inciting incident, but the Richard Matheson kind (think I am Legend) where things change and those of us who get through it learn to adjust. (I addressed the same topic in an earlier post. You can read it here.)

Such changes were at the center of yesterday’s discussion of The Pandemic’s Impact on Horror Fiction on the opening day of Confluence, Pittsburgh’s long-running science fiction convention. You can read my preview of that panel here, and I’m going to try posting a summary of the conversation soon. For now, it’s on to today’s discussion: Where To Next? Trends in Recent Science Fiction and Fantasy.

To address that topic, I’ll be joined by Neil Clarke, Marie Vibbert, and Michael Mammay.

[Read more at The 21st-Century Scop.]

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