Wed, 4 January 2012
Jim Craig (planetarium director), James Maxey(author), Chris Berman(author), Justin Chung(artist), Emlee Vassilos(actress), Terry W. Erwin II(author), and me: Stephen Euin Cobb (author, futurist and your host) are our featured guests.
Topic: When Did Science Become a Bad Word? (Part 2)
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the January 4, 2012 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 31 minutes]. This is the second halfof a panel recorded on June 4, 2011 in Charlotte NC at the SF&F conventionConCarolinas.
Jim Craig is the director of the James H. Lynn Planetarium at the Schiele Museum in Gastonia NC. He is a lifelong science fiction fan and has given presentations on the history of science fiction. He is an outspoken activist for science education, critical thinking, skepticism and free thought. In 2006 he was allowed to name a crater on Mars.
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.
Justin Chung is an artist, illustrator, and creative consultant. He was Artsit Guest of Honor for 2011 at ConCarolinas.
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.
Stephen Euin Cobb is an author, futurist, magazine writer and host of the award-winning podcast The Future And You. He is also an artist, essayist, game designer, transhumanist, and is on the Advisory Board of the Lifeboat Foundation. Three years a columnist and contributing editor for Jim Baen's Universe Magazine; he is a Contributing Editor at Space and Time Magazine; has become a regular contributor at Robot Magazine and H+ Magazine; and has written for Digit, Grim Couture and Port Iris magazines. His novels include: Bones Burnt Black, Plague at Redhook andSkinbrain.
 PhysOrg.com reports that transistors made from cotton fibers are being explored at the Textiles Nanotechnology Laboratory at Cornell University for use as clothing to collect, monitor and relay information.
 Your host, Stephen Euin Cobb, has been promoted to Contributing Editor at Space and Time Magazine. During the last two years Stephen has contributed feature articles to Space and Time in which he interviewed Harry Turtledove, Ben Bova, Peter S. Beagle, and Frederik Pohl. This month he will turn in a feature interview with Kevin J. Anderson, which will appear in an upcoming issue. Hildy Silverman, editor-in-chief of Space and Time Magazine, was especially pleased Stephen got this interview because--back in 1982, long before he became a best selling author with an international fan base--Kevin J. Anderson made his very first professional sale to Space and Time Magazine.