I will be at Boskone 57


(Picture from here.)

I will be at Boskone 57 at the Westin this coming weekend. (Feb 14-Feb 16, 2020)

Come and have fun with me.

Here’s my schedule.

14 Feb 2020, Friday 17:00 – 17:25, Independence (Westin)

Reading: Steven Popkes

From my new story collection, Simple Things. Available here. The print version will be available at Larry Smith books in the dealer room.

15 Feb 2020, Saturday 13:00 – 13:50, Marina 1 (Westin)

Alien Tales of Reproduction

Life persists! But what might life look like on alien worlds? From fungi to non-carbon life forms, we look at interesting other ways of nature contributing to the next generation—wherever and whatever it may be.

15 Feb 2020, Saturday 14:00 – 14:50, Burroughs (Westin)

Genetic Engineering in SF

We have developed the ability to modify and change the genes in plants, animals, and creatures that fall into neither category. To some degree, we have the power to play god, but what are the possible consequences? What is actually possible versus probable? Can we create new species? Can we solve health care problems before conception? Can we grow non-sentient meat like we grow corn? Can we modify humanity to withstand climate change? If the science were only possible, what changes might we make to create a better future for mankind?

Boskone 57 Book Party

15 Feb 2020, Saturday 18:30 – 19:30, Galleria – Stage (Westin)

Come join the fun at Boskone 57’s Book Party. You’ll meet the authors and publishers who have new books coming out at the con! This is your chance to see what’s new from writers you already love, as well as those you have yet to discover.

I will have swag.

16 Feb 2020, Sunday 11:00 – 11:50, Marina 4 (Westin)

Adventures in Eco-Fiction

Since the ancient tales of Great Floods, storytellers (like our panelists, for instance) have set their adventurers moving through half-drowned cities, poisoned hills, deserts that eat men, and worlds overgrown by plants. When does a story’s ecology stop being a setting and become a character? How much real science should be behind a good eco-adventure? Can a story be eco-centric without being eco-catastrophic?


16 Feb 2020, Sunday 12:00 – 12:50, Galleria – Autographing (Westin)

Bring what you want. I will sign it.



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