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Friday, May 17 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Culture: It's not a monolith

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When we discuss culture and world-building, we often discuss the set-dressing, without considering at the underlying philosophy of a culutre. As such, it is easy to assume that certain basic pieces are universal. What can we learn by unpacking real world individualistic cultures (like the US), where the rights of an individual are valued over the community, or communalistic cultures (like Sri Lankha), where community rights and rules are privileged over that of the individual?

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Henry Lien

Author, Holt/Macmillan
Henry Lien is a 2012 graduate of Clarion West. His works have appeared in publications including Asimov’s, Analog, F&SF, and Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, and earned multiple Nebula Award nominations. He is the author of the Peasprout Chen fantasy series, which he workshopped... Read More →

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Yudhanjaya Wijeratne

Researcher, LIRNEASIA
Science fiction author. Futurism and Big Data Researcher @LIRNEasia. Politics + data science guy. Wrote Numbercaste, now working on the Commonwealth Trilogy for @HarperCollinsIN.
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R.R. Virdi

R.R. Virdi is the two time Dragon Award—Nominated author, and a Nebula finalist. He has worked in the automotive industry as a mechanic, in retail, and in the custom gaming computer world. He's an avid car nut with a special love for American classics. The hardest challenge for... Read More →
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R. F. Kuang

Author, HarperCollins


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