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Saturday, October 19 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Back to the Future is a Bunch of Bull

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... and time travel is famously very hard to write! And yet, stories crafted around the premise of time travel and time manipulation continue to abound. What is it about stories that break the rules of linear time that has such enduring appeal for writers, and for readers? Are there stories that cannot be told in any other way, are we determined to defy the pronouncements from physicists that such things are impossible, or do we really just want to hang out with Mozart?

Moderators
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Su J. Sokol

Su J. Sokol is a social rights advocate and a writer of speculative, liminal, and interstitial fiction. A former legal services lawyer from New York City, she now makes Montréal her home. Su is the author of two novels, Cycling to Asylum, which was long-listed for the Sunburst Award... Read More →

Panelists
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Geoffrey Hart

Geoff works primarily as a scientific editor, specializing in authors who have English as their second or third language. He's a fellow of the Society for Technical Communication, and has published hundreds of articles and several books to help others communicate better. In his spare... Read More →
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Kate Heartfield

Author
Kate Heartfield is the author of the historical fantasy novels Armed in Her Fashion (ChiZine 2018) and The Humours of Grub Street (ChiZine 2020) and the time travel novellas Alice Payne Arrives (Tor.com Publishing 2018) and Alice Payne Ride (Tor.com Publishing 2019). She has also... Read More →
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Kim-Mei Kirtland

Kim-Mei Kirtland joined the Howard Morhaim Literary Agency in 2013. She is a lifelong reader of science fiction and fantasy, particularly hard science fiction in the vein of Greg Egan and Peter Watts, and is actively looking for fiction in those genres. Other areas of interest to... Read More →
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Kelly Robson

Writer, SFWA
Kelly Robson is an award-winning short fiction writer. In 2018, her story “A Human Stain” won the Nebula Award for Best Novelette, and in 2016, her novella “Waters of Versailles” won the Prix Aurora Award. She has also been a finalist for the Nebula, World Fantasy, Theodore... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Salon E - 60 seats 150 Albert St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5G2, Canada

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