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Saturday, May 25 • 9:00am - 9:50am
Invasions: Other Worlds of Military Science Fiction

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This panel will explore the ongoing changes to military science fiction as a consequence of the last decade and a half of warfare around the world. Panelists will discuss the classic tropes of MilSF (e.g. power armor, invading other worlds, etc.), the ways in which MilSF examines veterans communities, how they deal with unconventional warfare (e.g. insurgencies, civilians in the path of war, etc), and how the resultant psychological traumas impact soldiers and civilians alike.

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Phillip Pournelle

Phillip Pournelle served in the United States Navy for 26 years on cruisers, destroyers, amphibious ships, and an experimental high speed vessel. He serve three tours in the Pentagon conducting wargames and analysis for the Department of Defense including five years at the Office... Read More →
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Christopher Weuve

President and Designated Extrovert, BuNine
Christopher Weuve is one of the founding members of BuNine (David Weber’s Honorverse technical support team), and currently serves as BuNine’s president and designated extrovert. A professional naval analyst and wargame designer, Chris spent six years at the Center for Naval... Read More →

Saturday May 25, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am EDT
Panel 4 (Balt 5)
  Literature, Literature
  • Moderator Luke Shabro