Tuesday, November 09, 2004

See you at Windycon

If anyone happens to be in the Chicago area this weekend (and who isn't? I mean, come on), stop by the Wyndham O'Hare Hotel for one of the best science fiction/fantasy conventions in the country, Windycon.

This year's Author Guest of Honor is Robert Sawyer, who has won both the 1995 Nebula(TM) award for Terminal Experiment and the 2003 Hugo Award for Hominids, which I just read a few weeks ago. It's an incredible story about the intersection between our universe and a parallel one in which Neanderthals became the dominant human species. When Neanderthal quantum physicist Ponter Boddit accidentally ends up in "our" Ontario, wacky hijinks ensue. No, not really, it's a serious yet entertaining book, the first in a trilogy. The second installment, Humans, is even better. The third one, Hybrids, is sitting on my coffee table, calling me right this moment.

Anyway, there'll be lots of cool programming, as well as an art show, parties all night long, and much much more.

Okay, the voice of Hybrids is getting louder, and is now accompanied in a rousing string section by a delicious cup of cocoa.


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