reviewing 12 Monkeys, Big Little Lies, Bosch, Colony, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Fauda, Game of Thrones, Homeland, House of Cards, Humans, Narcos, Peaky Blinders, Outlander, Ray Donovan, Sense8, Stranger Things, The: Affair, Americans, Deuce, Girlfriend Experience, Man in the High Castle, Missing, OA, Orville, Walking Dead; Timeless, Travelers, Twin Peaks, Vikings, Westworld +movies, music, politics
George Santayana had irrational faith in reason - I have irrational faith in TV.
My Readercon 22 schedule (Burlington Marriott, Burlington, Massachusetts) - including my first public reading from "Ian's Ions and Eons" (Analog, April 2011) - follows ....
Friday July 15
6:00 PM F The Dissonant Power of Alternative Voicing. Glenn Grant, Paul Levinson, Kate Nepveu, Kenneth Schneyer (leader), Howard Waldrop. At Readercon 21, there was a panel discussion on the use of documentary text in fiction to lend "authority" to the voice. It can be argued, however, that alternative voicing strategies, particularly the use of documents, framing narratives, etc., are powerful precisely because they are not authoritative. Readers know that they are reading an incomplete version of the document, and consequently are led to imagine what is not being said. What lurks in the interstices between texts? What is this particular document-writer failing to say, or deliberately omitting? This panel will explore the use of dissonance occasioned by indirect voicing to make the reader a fuller, more active participant in the process of creating the fiction.
Saturday July 16
10:00 AM VT Reading. Paul Levinson. Levinson reads from Ian's Ions and Eons.
12:00 PM Vin. Kaffeeklatsch. Paul Levinson, Barry B. Longyear.
3:00 PM E Autographs. Paul Levinson, Rick Wilber, D. Harlan Wilson.
Further details - including complete conference schedule and directions to the Marriott in Burlington, MA - over here.