Tune in tonight at 9 p.m. PST for this evening’s edition of The Event Horizon features special guests Eric Choi and Ben Bova, co-editors of the new anthology of hard science fiction Carbide Tipped Pens from TOR Books.  Join your hosts Gene Turnbow and Susan Fox as we engage these legendary figures in a lively discussion of science fiction and its role in modern human culture and evolution.

About Eric Choi

Aerospace engineer and science fiction writer Eric Choi

Aerospace engineer and science fiction writer Eric Choi

Eric Choi is an aerospace engineer, writer and editor from Toronto, Canada.  His work has appeared in Ricepaper,Analog, Far Orbit, Rocket Science, The Astronaut from Wyoming and Other Stories, Footprints, Northwest Passages, Space Inc., Tales from the Wonder Zone,Northern Suns, Tesseracts, Arrowdreams, Science Fiction Age and Asimov’s.  With Derwin Mak, he co-edited the Aurora Award winning anthology The Dragon and the Stars, the first collection of speculative fiction written by authors of the Chinese diaspora.

He’s worked on a number of space missions including the Phoenix Mars Lander, the Canadarm2 on the International Space Station, theRADARSAT-1 Earth-observation satellite and the MOPITT instrument on the Terra satellite.  In 2009, he was one of the Top 40 finalists (out of 5,351 applicants) in the Canadian Space Agency’s astronaut recruitment campaign.


About Ben Bova

Science fiction writer and editor Ben Bova

Science fiction writer and editor Ben Bova

Ben Bova has authored more than 120 works of science fact and science fiction, and has won the Hugo Award six times. He was editor of Analog Magazine for seven years, and was a former editorial director of Omni. He is also a past president of both the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA). He currently lives in Florida.

 

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