The Future And You
Ideas and opinion about the future based on verifiable facts of today.
 

Wendy S. Delmater(editor, author and safety engineer), Joe Naff(author), and Myself (your host) are our featured guests.

Topic: Future disasters, and what you can do now to prepare for them. (Part 2)

The future will contain many bad events as well as many good. Your individual journey through your personal future will be less painful if you are prepared. Here are dozens of ways to greatly reduce your future suffering.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the January 25, 2012 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 43 minutes]. This is the second part of a panel recorded before a live audience on June 4, 2011 in Charlotte NC at the SF&F convention ConCarolinas.

Wendy S. Delmater runs the critically acclaimed zine: Abyss & Apex Magazine of Speculative Fiction, and has a new non-fiction book coming out on Valentines Day, 2012 entitled Better Dating Through Engineering: A system For Finding Lasting Love After 45

Joe Naff is the author of the supernatural thriller: The Gospel of the Font, and the young-adult high-fantasy series: The Chronicles of Shyra.

News Item: A thorough update on the health benefits observed so far in my TA-65 Evaluation Project. (My mother and I are now 4-1/2 months into our six month evaluation.)

Direct download: TFAY_2012_1_25.mp3
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Wendy S. Delmater (editor, author and safety engineer), Joe Naff (author), and Myself (your host) are our featured guests.

Topic: Future disasters, and what you can do now to prepare for them.

The future will contain many bad events as well as many good. Your individual journey through your personal future will be less painful if you are prepared. Here are dozens of ways to greatly reduce your future suffering.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the January 18, 2012 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 40 minutes]. This panel was recorded before a live audience on June 4, 2011 in Charlotte NC at the SF&F convention ConCarolinas.

Wendy S. Delmater runs the critically acclaimed zine: Abyss & Apex Magazine of Speculative Fiction, and has a new non-fiction book coming out on Valentines Day, 2012 entitled Better Dating Through Engineering: A system For Finding Lasting Love After 45

Joe Naff is the author of the supernatural thriller: The Gospel of the Font, and the young-adult high-fantasy series: The Chronicles of Shyra.

Direct download: TFAY_2012_1_18.mp3
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Rebecca Ledford (manager and editor-in-chief of Phase 5 Publishing), Ken Gentile (Author), and the husband and wife team behind the pseudonym Brandy Wayne are our featured guests.

Topics: Trends churning within the publishing industry, including how the publishing industry is still being turned upside down by the rise of eBooks.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the January 11, 2012 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 32 minutes]. This is the complete interview recorded on June 4, 2011 in Charlotte NC at the SF&F convention ConCarolinas.

Rebecca Ledford is manager and editor-in-chief of Phase 5 Publishing.  Ken Gentile wrote The Tale-Seller's Night and Lil Red & The Baron.  The husband and wife team behind the pseudonym Brandy Wayne are the authors of Sheleasoun, Book 1 of the Beneath the Echoes of Memory series.

Direct download: TFAY_2012_1_11.mp3
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Jim Craig (planetarium director), James Maxey(author), Chris Berman(author), Justin Chung(artist), Emlee Vassilos(actress), Terry W. Erwin II(author), and me: Stephen Euin Cobb (author, futurist and your host) are our featured guests. 

Topic:  When Did Science Become a Bad Word? (Part 2) 

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the January 4, 2012 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 31 minutes]. This is the second halfof a panel recorded on June 4, 2011 in Charlotte NC at the SF&F conventionConCarolinas.

Jim Craig is the director of the James H. Lynn Planetarium at the Schiele Museum in Gastonia NC. He is a lifelong science fiction fan and has given presentations on the history of science fiction. He is an outspoken activist for science education, critical thinking, skepticism and free thought. In 2006 he was allowed to name a crater on Mars.

James Maxey is the author of the superhero novel Nobody Gets the Girl as well as the Dragon Age fantasy series which includes the novels Bitterwood,Dragonforge, and Dragonseed. Set a thousand years in the future, after the fall of our modern civilization, in a world dominated by the intelligent dragons we created through genetic engineering. Humans are reduced to slaves, and the remnants of long forgotten nanotechnology make the world a wondrous place of magic.

Chris Berman is the author of Red Moon and Star Pirates.

Justin Chung is an artist, illustrator, and creative consultant. He was Artsit Guest of Honor for 2011 at ConCarolinas.

Emlee Vassilos is an actress who is co-staring (as Lily) in the soon to be released zombie horror movie A Few Brains More, which is the sequel to Fist Full of Brains. She has also performed in Destiny RoadRenee, and the TV movie Trinity Goodheart.

Terry W. Erwin II writes novels, short stories and articles. His novels include: Blood Swordand Flank Hawk.   

Stephen Euin Cobb is an author, futurist, magazine writer and host of the award-winning podcast The Future And You. He is also an artist, essayist, game designer, transhumanist, and is on the Advisory Board of the Lifeboat Foundation. Three years a columnist and contributing editor for Jim Baen's Universe Magazine; he is a Contributing Editor at Space and Time Magazine; has become a regular contributor at Robot Magazine and H+ Magazine; and has written for Digit, Grim Couture and Port Iris magazines. His novels include: Bones Burnt Black, Plague at Redhook andSkinbrain.

News Items: 

[1] PhysOrg.com reports that transistors made from cotton fibers are being explored at the Textiles Nanotechnology Laboratory at Cornell University for use as clothing to collect, monitor and relay information. 

[2] Your host, Stephen Euin Cobb, has been promoted to Contributing Editor at Space and Time Magazine. During the last two years Stephen has contributed feature articles to Space and Time in which he interviewed Harry Turtledove, Ben Bova, Peter S. Beagle, and Frederik Pohl. This month he will turn in a feature interview with Kevin J. Anderson, which will appear in an upcoming issue. Hildy Silverman, editor-in-chief of Space and Time Magazine, was especially pleased Stephen got this interview because--back in 1982, long before he became a best selling author with an international fan base--Kevin J. Anderson made his very first professional sale to Space and Time Magazine.

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