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Friday, October 28 • 7:00pm - 7:50pm
The High Frontier: Discussion and Group Reading

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A discussion and some readings centered around the hard science of space.


Alastair Mayer

Alastair Mayer has the kind of background you might expect of a writer of "hard sci-fi action comedy adventures." He’s been a software developer, scuba diver, farmhand, bartender, contributing editor at Byte Magazine, private pilot; member of Jerry Pournelle's Citizen's Advisory Council on Space Policy, Canadian Astronaut Candidate, and president of two L5 chapters. His stories appear in anthologies such as Footprints and Space Horrors... Read More →


Dr. Doug Beason

Dr. Doug Beason has written 16 books, including Ignition, bought by Universal Studios. A Nebula Award finalist, he has written for publications including The Wall Street Journal, Analog, Amazing Stories and Physical Review Letters. A Ph.D. physicist, Doug has been chief scientist of Space Command, associate director of Los Alamos National Lab, served at the White House under both Presidents Bush and Clinton, and worked on a NASA program to send... Read More →
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Robert Williscroft

Author of the Amazon technothriller bestseller "Operation Ivy Bells" and the Hard SF "Starchild Series" -- "Slingshot" launched in August at the International Space Elevator Conference in Seattle, and "The Starchild Compact." "Slingshot" is about building the largest machine in human history -- a Space Launch Loop. "The Starchild Compact" presumes that Saturn's moon Iapetus is a derelict starship. "Operation Ivy Bells" takes place during the... Read More →

Friday October 28, 2016 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Mesa Verde C Ground Floor