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Friday, September 1 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Robots, AI, and Drones in Military SF

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Military science fiction has long incorporated robots, AIs, and drones in books, films, and TV. How has the ever increasing real world use of these and related technologies changed their fictional portrayal? What are the new directions for military SF to explore?

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Tom Doyle

Tom Doyle is the author of a contemporary fantasy trilogy from Tor Books. In the first book, American Craftsmen, two modern magician-soldiers fight their way through the legacies of Poe and Hawthorne as they attempt to destroy an undying evil--and not kill each other first. In the... Read More →
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Joe Haldeman

writer, MIT
Joe Haldeman is an American science fiction author and combat veteran of Vietnam. He is best known for his 1974 novel The Forever War. That novel, and other of his works including, The Hemingway Hoax (1991) and Forever Peace (1997), have won major science fiction awards including... Read More →

jason hansa

Jason Hansa is an active-duty Major in the United States Army who has deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. Having previously served in both South Korea and Germany, Major Hansa is currently assigned as a CASCOM doctrine developer at Fort Lee, Virginia.  He is a two-time winner... Read More →
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Lee Konstantinou

Lee Konstantinou is a fiction writer and literary scholar who specializes in post-1945 U.S. fiction. He published the dystopian science fiction satire Pop Apocalypse (Ecco/HarperCollins) and the literary history Cool Characters: Irony and American Fiction (Harvard University Press... Read More →
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David Walton

David Walton is an award-winning science fiction author, a space industry engineer, and the father of eight children. His latest book, THREE LAWS LETHAL (Pyr, 2019), takes on the future of the self-driving car industry, with its legal and social ramifications, while exploring the... Read More →

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Aisha Matthews

Director of Literature Programs at Escape Velocity, Museum of Science Fiction
Aisha Matthews is a Ph.D. student in English Literature at Southern Methodist University, having finished her Master’s Degree at Southern New Hampshire University in early 2017. As an undergraduate at Yale (’13), she studied Young Adult Science Fiction Literature (alongside more... Read More →

Friday September 1, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
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