Swancon 2015 @ Pan Pacific, 207 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA 6004

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Climate Change - is it Affecting our Spec Fic?

From Monday 12:00 until Monday 13:00 (60 Minutes)

Participants: Glenda Larke, John Scalzi, Cat Sparks, Keith Stevenson

Tags: Guest of Honour Item, Science and Tech, Writing

There’s a strand of SF that likes to consider our ultimate demise. In the middle of the last century that was likely to be through nuclear conflagration. Nowadays it’s climate change disaster. But portraying the antagonist as an elemental force rather than a ‘bunch of nuke-crazy Reds’ brings its own challenges from a writing perspective. How have writers tackled these very real fears over the past decade or so, and is there still room for a happy ending?

Centre Ballroom (Med Ballroom)