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Sunday, February 16, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Boston, MA

Playing in the Post-Apocalypse World

The Westin Boston Waterfront

Marina 1

425 Summer Street

Boston, MA 02210

phone: (617) 532-4600

website: www.boskone.org/program-event/schedule-text-view/

Format: Panel

Why do so many SF writers enjoy playing in this subgenre? Are they simply reporting reasonable extrapolations, because we’re clearly doomed real soon due to climate, corporations, overcrowding, video games, superbugs, big meteorites, and/or reality TV? Is it just because story thrives on conflict, and post-apocalyptic landscapes offer so much scope for disagreements—with chainsaws? Our panelists take a look at some of the more interesting post-apocalyptic worlds as they discuss why they are so compelling and what makes them work.

Julie C. Day, Gene Doucette, Errick Nunnally, Clea Simon (M), Jim Infantino (Jim's Big Ego)

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