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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... 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... Read More →
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Henry Herz

author, editor, Self-Employed
Henry Herz edited the dark fantasy anthology, BEYOND THE PALE, featuring stories by Saladin Ahmed, Peter Beagle, Heather Brewer, Jim Butcher, Rachel Caine, Kami Garcia, Nancy Holder, and Jane Yolen. His 13 traditionally-published adult horror/humor anthology short stories are: “Gluttony... Read More →


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

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