Judaism and the Roots of Science Fiction

Themes:
CultureLiterature
What:
Panel
When:
Sunday Aug 19   03:00 PM to 04:00 PM (1 hour)
The Hugos are named after Jewish inventor Hugo Gernsback, who coined the term "science fiction" and Judiasm has had a big influence on the genre before and since. Jewish stories frequently explore diaspora, almost featuring it as a character or trait with space being the natural extension of that idea in everything from Star Trek to Space Balls. The ultimate displacement, if you will, but this time deliberately, purposefully, to seek out new life, etc. How does diaspora shape fiction? What is the state of Israeli SFF compared to Jewish SFF in the US?
Moderator
Participant
Escape Pod
Assistant Editor
Participant
Participant
Saga Press
Senior Editor
Participant

My Schedule

Add to Your Schedule