Aliens Emerge from Primordial Soup in Sci-fi Literature


Amy_AlienA panoply of exo-wrights fashioned designer aliens Friday evening at the Sci-fi Literature track’s panel “First Contact: Make & Create Aliens” (8:30PM, Hy). Out-of-this-world referee/moderator and neuroscientist Tedd Roberts maintained focus for the lively discussion between the expert panelists and enthusiastic fans filling the room. Space scientists/authors Stephanie Osborn and Les Johnson sparred with literature professor/author Dr. Charles E. Gannon, debating scientific correctness versus plot and character development with sides changing as quickly as a Venusian chameleon’s colors.

The bout flashed with lightning speed between panelists with fans tossing schemes into the ozone burst. Artist Thomas J. Biondolillo illustrated the emerging murky ideas, generating visible life forms from newly created concepts. Biondolillo donated his amazing drawings to share with all novice Dragon Con exo-wrights.

And yes, do try out your newly acquired exo-wrightsmanship at home!



About the author

Amy Herring As Louise Herring-Jones, Amy Herring writes mainstream, historical, and speculative fiction as well as non-fiction. Her stories have been included in anthologies, most recently “Michaelis and the Dew Shades” in Fae Visions of the Mediterranean: An Anthology of Horrors and Wonders of the Sea ( Publishing, 2016), "Tender" in Life on the Rez (Tree-Lion Press, 2016), and "Moundville Revisited" in Ruins Excavation (Hadley Rille Books, 2015). She practices law in Alabama and is an advocate for privacy rights, First Amendment guarantees, and other constitutionally protected freedoms. No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.


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