Richard A. Lovett
Richard A. Lovett is one of the most prolific writers in the history of Analog magazine. A writer of both fact and fiction, he's won seven of the magazine's AnLab (reader's choice) awards. His short stories have also appeared in Nature, Abyss & Apex, Running Times, Marathon & Beyond, and been translated into Polish, Portuguese, and Russian (where his novella "Brittney's Labyrinth" was voted best translated short work of 2008). Many can be found at Fictionwise. A full-time writer, he is a regular contributor to Nature, National Geographic News, Cosmos and many others. He is also a sports writer and coach of Portland, Oregon's 300-member Team Red Lizard running club, and of individual athletes, ranging from local age-group competitors to contestants in the upcoming U.S. Olympic Trials. A former law professor, he also holds a degree in astrophysics and a Ph.D. in economics.
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Have We Reached the Ecological Tipping Point? The Near Future of Earth's Environment
Biological species invasions, species extinctions, peak water, peak oil, new pollination patterns, shifting watersheds, carbon sequestration, dramatically changing weather patterns...and that's just since 2010. Has the climate changed too much? Is it too late for some parts of the Earth? How can we adapt?
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Short but Containing the World: A Look at Novellas
Novellas (often called simply short novels outside the genre) have been described as long enough to contain the world but short enough to be read in an afternoon. Some of the great works of fiction both in SF and elsewhere are in this form. What makes novellas such a good form and what are some of the best examples.
Building Our Homes under Alien Skies: Imagining the Domestic Frontier
What kind of house could an interdisciplinary team create for use on another planet? The eXploration Habitat (X-Hab) is a challenge for college students to do just that. Using this challenge as a starting point, our panel will explore how to approach building dwellings on other planets. http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/analogs/xhab_challenge.html
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