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Putting the Science in Science Fiction

Alien planets, distant galaxies, space travel ... For sci fi stories to feel real, authors need to know their science. Our distinguished panel of science fiction and non-fiction writers discuss research, fun facts, the interplay between science and science fiction, and when stuff gets weird.

Charlie Jane Anders

Charlie Jane Anders' next novel is "The City in the Middle of the Night," February 2019. She's the author of "All the Birds in the Sky," which won the Nebula, Crawford and Locus awards and "Choir Boy," which won a Lambda Literary Award....

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Mary Robinette Kowal

Hugo-award winning author, Mary Robinette Kowal is a novelist and professional puppeteer. Her debut novel “Shades of Milk and Honey” was nominated for the 2010 Nebula Award for Best Novel. In 2008 she won the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, while two of her short fiction works have been nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Short Story: “Evil Robot Monkey” in 2009 and “For Want of a Nail” in 2011, which won the Hugo that year....

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Rod Pyle

Rod Pyle is a space author, journalist and historian who has authored 14 books on space history, exploration and development for major publishers that have been published in six languages. He is the senior editor of Ad Astra magazine, the quarterly print publication of the National Space Society....

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