ConCarolinas 2019 / Deep South Con 57  ||  May 31st - June 2nd
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Saturday, June 1 • 9:00pm - 9:50pm
The Science of Magic

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Everything has a price in magic, and everything needs an explanation in science fiction - and both describe the fantastical and (currently) impossible. What makes one approach preferable to another? Is one harder to read or to write than the other? A panel of writers whose stories feature magic, or science, or both, will read short excerpts from our work and talk about why and how we chose our preferred flavor of speculation and/or fantasy, what guides our choices when depicting what in reality we cannot (yet) do, and what excites us about depicting abilities and events beyond our current understanding.

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Larry N. Martin

Larry N. Martin writes and co-authors science fiction, steampunk, and urban fantasy for Solaris Books, Falstaff Books and SOL Publishing. His newest book is The Splintered Crown, a portal gaming fantasy. He also is the author of Salvage Rat, the first in a new space opera series.Together... Read More →

Saturday June 1, 2019 9:00pm - 9:50pm EDT