Wed, 14 September 2011
Topic: Alternative Energy Sources
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the September 14, 2011 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 40 minutes]. This is the first half of a discussion panel recorded before a live audience on June 4, 2011 in Charlotte North Carolina at the SF&F convention ConCarolinas. (The second half will be presented next week.)
James Maxey is the author of the superhero novel Nobody Gets the Girl as well as the Dragon Age fantasy series which includes the novels Bitterwood, Dragonforge, and Dragonseed. Set a thousand years in the future, after the fall of our modern civilization, in a world dominated by the intelligent dragons we created through genetic engineering. Humans are reduced to slaves, and the remnants of long forgotten nanotechnology make the world a wondrous place of magic.
Emlee Vassilos is an actress who is co-staring (as Lily) in the soon to be released zombie horror movie A Few Brains More, which is the sequel to Fist Full of Brains. She has also performed in Destiny Road, Renee, and the TV movie Trinity Goodheart.
News Items:  eBooks are now more than 20% of book profits for the traditional Book publishers, according to USA Today.  Photovoltaics are now among the fastest growing industries in the world, having doubled in just one year.  The rate at which loss of function occurs in our bodies, as we age, differs widely in different organs. As part of his TA-65 evaluation project, your host goes over some of the statistics from Scientific American Magazine.