G. David Nordley


G. David Nordley (pen name of Gerald David Nordley) is a retired Air Force major, astronautical engineering consultant, and writer with over 50 published works of non-fiction and short fiction, as well as a Mars-related story collection, _After the Vikings _ from Scorpiusdigital.com.  He has won four "Anlab" readers' awards, and has been nominated for a Hugo and a Nebula.  A Minnesota native, he has lived in California for over 30 years now and is married to a retired Macintosh computer programmer.  In the last year, parts of a novel he has written with C. Sanford Lowe have been published as a series in Analog, and a story with Winston Churchill as its protagonist appeared in the _Golden Age SF_ anthology.


Recently published - After the Vikings (Scorpius Digital Publishing, 2004) The Black Hole Project (with C. Sanford Lowe, Published as a series of Novellas in Analog)

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DayTimeTitleDescriptionParticipants
Thu1400Interstellar travelA slide presentation on interstellar travel.G. David NORDLEY
Fri1000Robert Anson Heinlein: His Impact on UsRobert 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
Fri1600Writing Non-Human CharactersIt's difficult for humans to think past themselves sufficiently to create something that's more alien than an athropomorphized Gila monster or a psychic tarantula. How do we make non-human characters alive and real without making them copies of ourselves? How do we avoid cliches?Amy THOMSON, Cecilia DART-THORNTON, G. David NORDLEY, Candas Jane DORSEY
Sat1100Autographs G. David NORDLEY
Sat1200The Death of Individual InnovationEarly Sf is replete with stories about individuals who, with a single idea and lots of grit, time, funds or all three, could implement an idea with little or no outside help. Could this have happened in reality? Or was this simply a fable? Could it happen today? Or would today's society, corporations or the web doom this hapless _individual_ to failure?G. David NORDLEY, Tore Audun HIE, Farah MENDLESOHN
Sat1700Readings G. David NORDLEY
Sun1000A Look Back: Jack WILLIAMSONA look back at the life and works of Jack WilliamsonG. David NORDLEY, Scott EDELMAN, Grania DAVIS
Sun1300Kaffeeklatsche G. David NORDLEY
Sun1600Why FTL is Time TravelA slide presentation.G. David NORDLEY
Mon1100Exploring Mars: The Inside StoryWhen SF explores Mars, it is done by military spacecraft or eccentric scientists in secret. Why is the reality so very different? What are the years of preparation, team building, and ideas like? Can the individual participate and make a difference? Is it as fun and exciting as the fiction?Geoffrey A. LANDIS, G. David NORDLEY, Mary TURZILLO