Dr Kari Maund lectures and writes on the medieval history of the Celtic countries. As Kari Sperring, she also writes fiction: her first novel, Living With Ghosts, is due to appear from DAW books.
Kari Maund has written five books and many articles on Wales, Ireland and Scotland in the middle ages, and has taught the history of these countries in several British universities. With Phil Nanson, she is also the author of The Four Musketeers: the true story of d'Artagnan, Porthos, Aramis and Athos. As Kari Sperring, she writes fantasy with a French twist: her first novel Living With Ghosts is due to appear shortly from DAW books. She's mostly Welsh, but was born and lives in England.
Recently published - Living With Ghosts (due from DAW next year)
|Fri||1000||Robert Anson Heinlein: His Impact on Us||Robert A. Heinlein was the most influential writer in SF, but which Heinlein? The author of: short works that set a new standard for SF, Heinlein Juveniles, or the longer, lesser, later works. What is Heinlein's legacy? Where was he influential and who did he influence?||David M. SILVER, G. David NORDLEY, Kari MAUND, Keith G. KATO, Farah MENDLESOHN|
|Sat||1400||Religion In SF||Though their pursuits are not mutually exclusive, religion and speculative fiction are almost anathema to one another. In SF, religion is ridiculed as superstition, derided as a pursuit of less advanced minds. Why is this kind of discrimination acceptable? Why are there not more proudly religious characters in SF?||Jessica LANGER, Kari MAUND, Robert Charles WILSON, William SHUNN|
|Sun||1200||Celtic and British Influenced SF and Fantasy||Celtic and British myth and culture have profoundly influenced English-language fantasy. How much influence has it had on fantasy in other languages?||Kari MAUND, Cecilia DART-THORNTON, Maura MCHUGH|