James Glass

MisCon 31 Attending Professional

Jim won the golden pen award of writers of the future in 1991, has published nine novels and over sixty stories in magazines such as Analog. A new novel is now circulating. He is also an artist, painting desert and mountain scenes in oils, pastels and watercolors. He divides his time with wife Gail in Spokane and Desert Hot Springs.

James C. Glass is a retired physics and astronomy professor and dean who now spends his time writing, painting, traveling, and playing didgeridoo or native American flute. He made his first story sale in 1988 and was the Grand Prize Winner of Writers of the Future in 1991. Since then he has sold nine novels, four short story collections, and over fifty short stories to magazines such as Aboriginal S.F., Analog, and Talebones. A novel SEDONA CONSPIRACY and a new double anthology came out from Wildside Press in 2011. BRANEGATE came out in September of 2012 from Fairwood Press, and EAGLE SQUAD in May of 2013. For details, see his web site at www.sff.net/people/jglass/ . He now divides his time between Spokane, Washington and Desert Hot Springs, California with wife Gail, who is a costumer and healing dancer.

Web site: http://www.sff.net/people/jglass/

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel Fri 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Early Bird Book Signing, Ballroom C
    Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: Carol Berg, C.J. Cherryh, Jane Fancher, David Farland, Ann Gimpel, James Glass, Randy Henderson, Michael Hodges, Peter Wacks (pjwacks)

    Some of our authors will sign books.

  • Break Fri 2:50 - Fri 4:00
  • panel Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Author Readings: Glass, Henderson, McCoy, Yellowstone
    Panelists: James Glass, Randy Henderson, Tod McCoy

    Join our authors as they read from their latest works! (15 minutes a piece)

  • moderator Fri 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Rest of the World In Space, Madison
    Moderator: James Glass; Panelists: James Glass, Hugh S. Gregory

    A report on the activities and accomplishments of foreign space programs over the past 12 months.

  • Break Fri 5:50 - Sat 10:00
  • panel Sat 10:00 - 10:50 AM, The Three Laws of Robotics & You, Yellowstone
    Panelists: Josh Aronoff, C.J. Cherryh, Jane Fancher, Manny Frishberg, James Glass

    1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. 2. A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. Are Asimov's 3 rules more important now than ever? Can we avoid a "Terminator" future? Can we predict how drones and the rise of the robots will affect us in 10 years?

  • Break Sat 10:50 - Sat 3:00
  • panel Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Writers of the Future, Ballroom C
    Panelists: David Farland, Julie Frost, James Glass, Randy Henderson

    MisCon is proud to have many Writers of the Future winners among our panelists. In addition, this year's Author GoH, David Farland, is a judge for the contest! We'll discuss the ins and outs of the contest and why it's a great thing for writers.

  • panel Sat 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Cmdr. Data vs the Self-Driving Car, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: C.J. Cherryh, Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle), Manny Frishberg, James Glass

    Would you put your kid in a self-driving ambulance? In an accident, a self-driving vehicle will take the action with the highest probability of the most favorable outcome; a human driver (or Data) might take a crazy risk if the possible benefit was great enough. What might a computer mind really look like?

  • Break Sat 4:50 - Sun 10:00
  • panel Sun 10:00 - 11:50 AM, Writers' Workshop, Presidential Room 436 (436)
    Panelists: Daniel Bensen, Spencer G. Ellsworth, James Glass, L.F. Patten (Laurey), J.A. Pitts

    This restricted event is only open to people with submissions accepted into the writers' workshop.

  • Break Sun 11:50 - Sun 3:00
  • panel Sun 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Writing the Future, Madison
    Panelists: Deby Fredericks, Manny Frishberg, James Glass, Meradeth Houston

    The radioactive slag has been cleaned, the viro-mutants have been killed or restored to human status, and the re-building of New Hong Kong Orbital University has begun (by zombies, rumor has it). How do you write this? Do we live in beautiful outdoor gardens or in the protection of the white ceramic walls of New Safe City? What are the sights, sounds, scents and textures of Utopia?

  • Break Sun 3:50 - Sun 5:00
  • panel Sun 5:00 - 5:50 PM, What's New In Science, Rocket Tent (1)
    Panelists: C.J. Cherryh, James Glass, Hugh S. Gregory

    Our scientists will discuss what's new in science this year.

  • panel Sun 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Science Fiction Then and Now, Monster Tent (1)
    Panelists: C.J. Cherryh, Jane Fancher, James Glass

    How far back does Science Fiction really go? How is it different today? Is it different? Is it better? Worse? How has it changed over time?

  • Break Sun 6:50 - Mon 10:00
  • panel Mon 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Intrigue!, Madison
    Panelists: Carol Berg, James Glass, Sanan Kolva, D.L Solum

    Intrigue keeps a reader reading. Whether it's a big intrigue of who murdered Betsy or a small intrigue of how your best friend found out you were cheating on your boyfriend. Let's discuss some types and levels of intrigue and how you can incorporate them into your writing.

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