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Sunday, October 30 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Give Them Credit: Do SF Stories Avoid Dealing with Money?

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A lot of science fiction stories seem to avoid dealing with money. If they do at all, it’s pften "credits." What stories embrace cash? Cosmic banking? Insurance companies? How do you repossess a spaceship?


Nathan Lowell

Nathan Lowell is the creator of the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper as well as the fantasy world of Lammas Wood. He is a full time, self-published author with 11 novels, a handful of short stories, and a novella to his credit. His latest book—In Ashes Born—released in October. He’s currently working on the first book in a new series, Milk Run, due for release later this year.


Cynthia Felice

At 5′10″ Cynthia Felice is hard to miss. She frequently carries a backpack instead of a purse, and enjoys meeting new people and seeing old friends. Among her solo SF novels are Godsfire, The Sunbound, Eclipses, Downtime, Nocturne, The Khan’s Persuasion, and Iceman, and Water Witch, Light Raid, and Promised Land (with Connie Willis). Co-founder with Ed Bryant of the Colorado Springs Writer’s Workshop, Cynthia is now a... Read More →

Michael Grossberg

Michael Grossberg founded the Libertarian Futurist Society (www.lfs.org) in 1982 to sustain the Prometheus Awards for pro-freedom science fiction. He chairs its best novel judging. An award-winning journalist at newspapers in Texas, Indiana, California, and Ohio, notably The Columbus Dispatch (1985–2015), Michael was thrilled to interview Ray Bradbury, Mel Brooks, Carrie Fisher, Robert Heinlein, Timothy Leary, Joan Rivers, Mickey Rooney... Read More →

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Courtney Farrell

Freelance Science Writer, Self employed
Courtney Farrell is a biologist who turned her love of books into a career as an author. After publishing fourteen nonfiction books for young people, she began writing fiction. Her novel 'Sacrificed' won the 2015 BTS Red Carpet Award in the YA division, and earned an Honorable Mention in that contest for Best Book of the Year. Courtney lives with her sons on a Colorado ranch where they enjoy a menagerie of horses, dogs, cats, and chickens.

Sunday October 30, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Mesa Verde C Ground Floor