Currently retired, Elizabeth Anne Hull taught sf at Harper College in Palatine Illinois for over 30 years and served as president of the Science Fiction Research Association and editor of the SFRA Newsletter/Review. She's written some sf short fiction and many articles for literary magazines and reference works, as well as for SF Chronicle and Locus. She's been a member of the panel for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best SF novel for over 20 years. She has lectured on SF around the world, and led numerous writing workshops. She's received numerous recognitions and awards for service to her profession. With her husband, Frederik Pohl, she co-edited the international anthology, TALES FROM THE PLANET EARTH. She ran as the Democratic Party nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives for the 8th Congressional District of Illinois in 1996. She has served as president of the Palatine Area League of Women Voters and done extensive volunteer work on behalf of hospitals in Illinois. Further information in WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA and WHO'S WHO IN THE WORLD.
|Fri||1200||Digital Maoism: Drowning the Individual Voice||A book is small set of people, usually one person, authoring a story. The web turns this sideways, allowing many to collaborate, drawing upon snippets from everywhere. What effect does this have on creativity, our reading habits, and the way we process information? Is there a future for the book as we know it?||Cory DOCTOROW, Eileen GUNN, Chris O'SHEA, Elizabeth Anne HULL|
|Fri||1600||6 years (almost) and counting||Sept 11, 2001; 9/11. Are the wounds still too fresh to talk about? How about 7/7? Does the rest of the world care? Can it happen again? Can we use it in a story? If not now, when? Is this a line that cannot be crossed?||Joe HALDEMAN, Jon COURTENAY GRIMWOOD, Lawrence PERSON, Maura MCHUGH, Pat CADIGAN, Elizabeth Anne HULL|
|Sun||1600||Lost Tribes of Cult Novels||Where have the cult novels gone? They were once legion; "Stranger in a Stranger Land", "Cat's Cradle", "The Lord of the Rings", "Illuminatus!", "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues", "Neuromancer" and "The Wasp Factory" . But what about "Snow Crash" and "Harry Potter"? Why aren't they cult novels?||Elizabeth Anne HULL, Gavin J. GRANT, Yoshio KOBAYASHI|