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Hard Science Fiction: Hard Can Be Easy

Hard science fiction is a sub-genre that focuses on including science as it is known, while only breaking one or two rules.

We'll start with popular science articles and explore how to turn the theories of today into visions of the near future. We'll cover tropes and genre conventions, how to hand-wave over the unknowable bits most effectively, and also how to feed facts to the reader without overwhelming them.

Instructor: Marie Vibbert's work has appeared in Analog, Asimov's, F&SF, and many other professional publications. Her short story "Keep Talking" won Apex Magazine's Story of the Year. Marie is a software developer in Cleveland, Ohio. She attended the Clarion writer's workshop in 2013 and joined the Science Fiction Writers of America in 2014. She belongs to the Cleveland Science Fiction writer's workshop headed by Mary Turzillo. She also has been a lineman for the Cleveland Fusion women's tackle football team and has ridden 18% of the roller coasters in North America.

Details: Hard Science Fiction: Hard Can Be Easy takes place Wednesdays June 23 & 30 and July 7, 14, 21 & 28 from 6:00-8:00pm remotely through Zoom. 

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