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Sunday, October 19 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Science in Superheroes

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Despite early attempts with radioactive spiders and cosmic rays, no one has come up with a really good extrapolation of science to explain superpowers. Are superheroes science fiction, let loose on a flight of fancy, or in fact fantasy? Do readers even care, and if not, should this be worrisome?

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Blaine C. Readler

Blaine C. Readler is the author of seven novels and a collection of short stories. His tales straddle the intersection between thriller and science fiction in the mode of the late Michael Crichton. He has a degree in engineering, and applies his knowledge of science and mathematics to lend a credible foundation to his stories of ordinary people struggling with extraordinary adventures. | | Blaine's books have won numerous awards, including... Read More →

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Eben Brooks

I am “The Working Class Superhero of San Diego”: geeky musician par excellence, gamer, comic book reader, science fiction lover, and the man responsible for the squamous, rugose filk song “Hey There Cthulhu”. I perform original and filk songs on a variety of geeky topics, such as superheroes, cyberpunk, magic, minstrelry, literature, gaming, comic books, eldritch horror, science fiction television shows, and the dangers of... Read More →
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Henry Herz

author, editor, Self-Employed
Henry Herz writes fantasy and science fiction for children. His debut traditionally published picture book, MONSTER GOOSE NURSERY RHYMES, was published by Pelican in January 2015. WHEN YOU GIVE AN IMP A PENNY and LITTLE RED CUTTLEFISH will follow in 2016. Henry and his sons have also indie-published four children's books. NIMPENTOAD reached #1 in Kindle Best Sellers large print sci-fi & fantasy, and was featured in Young Entrepreneur, Wired... Read More →


Sunday October 19, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Garden One Upstairs

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