Elisabeth Malartre


Elisabeth Malartre is the pen name of a biologist and writer living in Laguna Beach. She specializes in hard biological science fiction and is married to Gregory Benford.


Recently published - Beyond Human; Living with Robots and Cyborgs (Sept. 2007)


DayTimeTitleDescriptionParticipants
Fri1000The Ethical Issues of BiotechnologyWho own genes? Can you hide your genetic flaws? Should you tailor your kids for appearance? Should androids have human rights? Should we seed the galaxy with Earth plants? Which will destroy civilization: clone wars or genetically modified food crops? How are these issues handled, mishandled, or neglected by SF?Carolina GOMEZ LAGERLOF, Elisabeth MALARTRE, Gregory BENFORD, Robert SILVERBERG
Sun1000Was Margaret Mead Full of S***?Mead said "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Many intelligent and well-informed people say Mead's philosophy is purest fantasy. Panelists discuss/debate about whether or not Mead was right.Eileen GUNN, Elisabeth MALARTRE, Farah MENDLESOHN