Farpoint, February 14, 2015–War and Peace in Fantasy and Science Fiction

I really enjoyed this panel, a discussion of war and peace (and the movements between those conditions) in speculative fiction. ¬†Timothy Zahn, David Mack, Mike McPhail and I spent the better part of an hour talking about ways to render war and conflict both on the macro level, and how real life war and peace necessarily flows into our writing about the same topics in our fiction. ¬†We weren’t one hundred percent in agreement (not surprisingly), but the conversation was both civil and productive, and my favorite one from Farpoint this year.