PorSFiS presents David Levine’s Mission to “Mars” 4/9/11

I will be presenting my Mars talk at the April meeting of the Portland Science Fiction Society, free and open to the public. If you’re in Portland, please come along! This might be your last chance to see it!

Saturday, April 9th, 2011
Meeting starts 2:30pm, talk at 3:30pm
Concordia University Library
2811 NE Holman Street
Portland, OR
Room GRW108

David D. Levine is a science fiction writer who’s sold over 40 short stories to all the major markets, including Asimov’s and Analog. He’s won a Hugo Award, been nominated for the Nebula, and won or been shortlisted for many other awards as well as appearing in numerous Year’s Best anthologies. He retired in 2007 after a 25-year career as a technical writer, software engineer, and user interface designer for Tektronix, Intel, and McAfee and now spends his days writing, traveling, and getting into trouble.

In January 2010 David spent two weeks at the Mars Desert Research Station, a simulated Mars base in the Utah desert. Although the Martian conditions were simulated, the science was real, as were the isolation, hostile environment, and problems faced by the six-person crew. Although his official title was Crew Journalist, he soon found himself repairing space suits, helping to keep the habitat running, and having interplanetary adventures he’d never before imagined.

David’s talk, profusely illustrated with photographs, has been presented at the Worldcon, the Nebula Awards, Clarion West, the Mars Society’s annual conference, Powell’s Technical Books, and Google and has received many rave reviews. You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You might even learn something!

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