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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?

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Elizabeth Anne Hull

Editor
Blond and brainy, Elizabeth Anne Hull (known as Betty to most of her friends and | called Betty Anne by her husband, Frederik Pohl), is Professor Emerita of William | Rainey Harper Collegein Palatine, Illinois, where she taught English and science | fiction for over 30 years, earning the school’s Distinguished Faculty Award in 1997. | The Alumni Association of Northwestern University honored Elizabeth's | contributions to her profession... Read More →

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Rachel Eliason

Author
Rachel is a transgender woman and writer living in the Midwest. She writes | contemporary YA stories under her given name and fantasy/science fiction | under the name R. J. Eliason. Her contemporary YA novels published as Rachel | Eliason include: Run, Clarissa, Run; The Case of Nikki Pagan; The Best Boy | Ever Made; and The Mage Chronicles. Her fantasy novels published as R. J. | Eliason include the Bear Naked saga (Bear Naked, Bear Naked 2... Read More →
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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 Best of the Year, 2007 Edition edited by Rich Horton. Ann has worked as a waitress, a receptionist, a rodman on a land-surveying crew, and a recording... Read More →
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Mickey Zucker Reichert

Author, Writer's Workshop
Mickey is a pediatrician and author whose claims to fame include being the | product of two rocket scientists and having performed brain surgery, while | being neither a rocket scientist nor a brain surgeon. | Mickey's novels include the I, Robot trilogy (To Protect, To Obey, To Preserve) | authorized by the Isaac Asimov estate and also the Science Fiction Book Club’s | Main Selections in 2013; three trilogies about the Renshai (the first... Read More →


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

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