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Sunday, April 26 • 11:00am - 11:50am
[LEGACY] Censorship and Information Control

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Since long before the Inquisition, both institutions and individuals have been trying to control access to information: sometimes by destroying it, more often by seeking to restrict its circulation, whether for financial gain or social power. Such efforts at information control are likely to keep happening in any possible future. The ways this has been done historically, and the effects it has had, are not always those we'd expect. We will discuss how information control has happened historically, how it is happening right now, depictions of it in fiction, and how it might play out in the future.

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Jo Walton

Guest of Honor, Penguicon
Jo Walton is the author of fourteen SF and fantasy novels, with a fifteenth, Or What You Will, coming in July 2020.She has also published two non-fiction collections about the history of SF, a short story collection, and three poetry collections.She won the World Fantasy Award in... Read More →

Ada Palmer

Assistant Professor of History, University of Chicago
My first novel "Too Like the Lightning" comes out May 10th so it will have been out for three days when I come to the Nebulas. So exciting!

Sunday April 26, 2020 11:00am - 11:50am EDT
Charlevoix A Located on the Westin Main Floor, behind the Windover Room

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