Con of Futures Past
Cedar Rapids Doubletree - October 16-18, 2015
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Saturday, October 17 • 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Is there such a thing as being 'well read' in this day?

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With literally millions of books being written every year, can anyone realistic claim to be well read? What does it mean to be well read? Is it important?  On the same basic topic, are there classics that everyone should read/be familiar with? How important is that we have a shared culture of books? Or should we all just read according to personal preference?


Elizabeth Anne Hull

Blond and brainy, Elizabeth Anne Hull (known as Betty to most of her friends andcalled Betty Anne by her husband, Frederik Pohl), is Professor Emerita of WilliamRainey Harper Collegein Palatine, Illinois, where she taught English and sciencefiction for over 30 years, earning the school’s... Read More →

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Rachel Eliason

Rachel is a transgender woman and writer living in the Midwest. She writescontemporary YA stories under her given name and fantasy/science fictionunder the name R. J. Eliason. Her contemporary YA novels published as RachelEliason include: Run, Clarissa, Run; The Case of Nikki Pagan... Read More →

Ann Leckie

Author, Guest of Honor
Ann is the author of the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Award winning novel “Ancillary Justice”.  She has also published short stories in: Subterranean Magazine, Strange Horizons, and Realms of Fantasy.  Her story, Hesperia and Glory, was reprinted in Science Fiction: The... Read More →

Mickey Zucker Reichert

Author, Writer's Workshop
Mickey is a pediatrician and author whose claims to fame include being theproduct of two rocket scientists and having performed brain surgery, whilebeing neither a rocket scientist nor a brain surgeon.Mickey's novels include the I, Robot trilogy (To Protect, To Obey, To Preserve)authorized... Read More →

Saturday October 17, 2015 7:00pm - 7:50pm CDT
Room #315 Cedar Rapids Doubletree, 350 1st Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids IA 52401

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