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Wednesday, March 16, 2022 @ 2:00 pm EDT - 4:30 pm EDT

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  • Winter/Spring 2022
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Room: Auditorium


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Creating the Combatant in Science Fiction

Great science fiction contains far-away worlds, expansive empires, and staggering technology. But great stories are propelled by vivid, strong, and compelling characters. One of the most common is the soldier of the future. In this seminar, open only to writers of science fiction and fantasy with a military background, we’ll discuss the best ways to breathe life into these characters whether they be the average grunt or the commander of the fleet. We’ll explore your own memories and emotions from military experience and figure out how things might evolve. What would the tactics and training in the future be like? What kinds of weapons and equipment would there be? What would they care about? And how would they spend their off-time? Join acclaimed science fiction novelist, David Weber, for some prompts on creating your characters, some sharing and feedback, and some examples from writers who got it right.

Please Note that this class is open only to active duty military, veterans, and family members or caregivers of veterans/active duty. In addition, this class is only open to SF/Fantasy Writers.

This class is free and is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Don’t forget David Weber’s reading and conversation to be held in the evening. All are invited.

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The MuseTeacher: David Weber

Prerequisite: Open to writers of all levels of experience