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Saturday, May 16 • 12:00am - 1:00am
Real Aliens: Using Hard Science to Design Alien Planets and Ecosystems

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We are fascinated by alien planets and alien societies, but these stories can feel flat when they lack authenticity and plausibility. How do you get authenticity when writing about something that hasn't yet been discovered? C. L. Kagmi discusses how to use basic principles of astronomy and biology to build plausible alien planets, characters, and ecosystems, and create more immersive sensory detail for the reader who's traversing your alien worlds.

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Clare Levijoki

C. L. Kagmi is a freelance writer and author of stories which have appeared in Compelling Science Fiction, Crash Philosophy, Writers of the Future, and an upcoming anthology from Baen Books. She holds a B.S. in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan, and loves applying her training... Read More →


Saturday May 16, 2020 12:00am - 1:00am CDT
Aramis Stream