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Sunday, October 30 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Humor and Satire in SF

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Humor and satire can be great flavorings that add a lot to your science fictional souffle. How do you avoid it falling flat from incorrect applications?


Marie DesJardin

Marie DesJardin writes both humorous and dramatic science fiction, fantasy, and alternative history. Forms and fields range from flash fiction to epic-length novels to screenplays. Credits include Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Apokrupha, Compelling Science Fiction, Flash Fiction Online, Michael Moorcock's New Worlds Magazine, Third Flatiron Anthologies, and Story Quest (contest winner). She has one published science fiction novel, For the Time... Read More →


David Dvorkin

David Dvorkin was born in England, lived in South Africa, and attended high school and college in the U.S. He now lives in Denver, Colorado. He has worked as an aerospace engineer, software developer, and technical writer. He is the author of a number of novels—science fiction, horror, mystery, and three Star Trek novels—as well as book-length non-fiction. In recent years, David has switched entirely from traditional publishing to... Read More →

Jane M. H. Bigelow

Jane M. H. Bigelow loves speculative fiction, archeology, history, travel, music, and gardening. She has published one novel, Talisman, several short stories, and articles involving all the above, although not all at once. Masques of Darkover, published in May 2017, included her fourth Darkover story, "Duvin's Grand Tour." She is currently writing a mystery with the working title of The Body Under the Bed. She lives in Denver with her husband... Read More →

John E. Stith

John E. Stith is the author of eight novels, including Redshift Rendezvous, a Nebula Award nominee, and Manhattan Transfer, a Hugo Award Honorable Mention. Several of his works with Ace Books and Tor Books have been bought by the Science Fiction Book Club and optioned for film. He has optioned several feature-film screenplays, and has sold to television (Star Trek). During 2016 and 2017 his backlist is being re-released in trade paperback and all... Read More →

Sarena Ulibarri

Sarena Ulibarri is editor-in-chief of World Weaver Press. Her short fiction has appeared in Lightspeed, Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, The Molotov Cocktail, and elsewhere. She is a graduate of the Clarion Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers' Workshop, and earned an M.F.A. from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Find more at sarenaulibarri.com.

Sunday October 30, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Mesa Verde A Ground Floor