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Sunday, November 18 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Science Fiction as Social Education

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How can science fiction help us become more socially aware? What allows science fiction to address social issues in unique ways not found in other forms of literature, and how can we meaningfully use it to better our society?

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Phil Giunta

Phil Giunta’s novels include the paranormal mysteries Testing the Prisoner and By Your Side published by Firebringer Press. His third novel in the same genre, Like Mother, Like Daughters, is slated for release in late 2018. Phil's short stories appear in such anthologies as A Plague... Read More →
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Anastasia Klimchynskaya

Anastasia Klimchynskaya is a doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania, where she's working on a dissertation on the emergence of science fiction in the 19th century. In particular, she's exploring how the genre came out of the scientific history of the period. She has... Read More →
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Valerie J. Mikles

Valerie loves dancing, writing, astronomy, sci-fi, and grapes. Her motto in life is “I can be everything I want, just not all at the same time.”Although she has yet to get paid to eat grapes, she was delighted to learn that people would pay her to study black holes, and spent... Read More →
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Rebecca Robare

Dr. Rebecca Robare has a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience and has worked as a college professor, camp counselor, science writer, library book-shelver, dishwasher, brain wave recorder, and cognitive simulation builder, before landing in her current job of statistical analyst. She is always... Read More →
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Michael A. Ventrella

Although primarily known as "that guy who predicted the Hodor plot," Michael A. Ventrella would rather be known for his humorous novels like "Bloodsuckers: A Vampire Runs for President" and "The Axes of Evil." He edits the "Tales from Fortannis"anthologies as well as the "Baker Street... Read More →
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Simone Zelitch

Simone Zelitch is the author of five novels, most recently Judenstaat, an alternative history about a Jewish state established in Germany in 1948. A National Endowment for the Arts recipient, her work as appeared in Art Papers and The Forward, Lilith Magazine, and National Public... Read More →


Sunday November 18, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Plaza II Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

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