Stephen J. Simmons

Stephen J. Simmons

     Author


Stephen J. Simmons started writing shortly after he retired from the Navy, primarily because his children had grown too old to listen to bedtime stories and the cats never laughed at the funny bits.  He sold over a dozen flash-fiction stories to various online publishing venues, every one of which went out of business after buying his work, so he decided to try his hand at longer formats.  His first novel, The Galileo Syndrome, was released in 2014.

Stephen grew up in a tiny hamlet in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York, and went to high school in Albany.  He spent twenty-one years in the Navy, both as a nuclear operator on five fast-attack submarines and as an instructor in both of the Navy's nuclear power training schools.  He currently works as the nuclear information security manager for Newport News Shipbuilding.

Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Stephen J. Simmons

Day Time Name of Event
Fri 01:00PM Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and the Future of Work

Rich Weyand (Mod.) The Machine Intelligence Research Institute gives it even odds that all jobs will be done by robots in the not too distant future. PricewaterhouseCoopper has an estimate that 38% of all jobs currently done by people will be done by robots or AIs. So what does a society look like when few people are actually needed to do work?

Fri 02:00PM Cities in Science Fiction, why do they all look alike?

Denise Clemons moderates this panel on why futuristic cities all seem have the same DNA?

Fri 03:00PM The Resurgence of SF in YA Fiction

Jason Cordova moderates this discussion exploring how science fiction is making a comeback in young adult literature.

Fri 05:00PM Opening Ceremonies

Opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff

Event
CC: Ballroom E
(60 min)
Fri 09:00PM Reading: Steve Simmons & Chris Woods
Come out and have a seat as our author guest read passages of his works
Reading
M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
Sat 01:00PM Terminal Ballistics for Writers and Others

Bart Kemper moderates this panel on Terminal Ballistics (also referred to as wound ballistics) Engineers on the panel will talk physics, bullet calib,ers, shapes, deformation, etc. while the medical folks will talk about the effects on the human body.

Sat 05:00PM Industry in Space

Jack Clemons (Mod.) Art Dula says the first trillionaire will be a space miner. What will be the first viable industries in Space?

Sat 10:00PM Writers Tell Sea Stories
Steve Simmons moderates this panel of authors with naval backgrounds on how the romance of the sea informs Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Sat 11:00PM Mad Scientist Roundtable

Roundtable discussion of various and timely science topics moderated by Les Johnson. This is a remarkable panel dating back to the earliest LibertyCons. Everyone gets a say but no one gets to say too much.

Sun 10:00AM Kaffeeklatsch

Have coffee / continental breakfast and chat with the pros

Event
M: Tennessee River Room
Michael J. Allen
Arlan Andrews
Steve Antczak
Lou Antonelli
Charity Ayres
Jonathan David Baird
Griffin Barber
Paul Barrett
Jim Beall
J. D. Beckwith
David Bogen
Karen Bogen
Scott Bragg
Brett Brooks
Douglas Burbey
David L. Burkhead
David (D.J.) Butler
Joseph Capdepon II
Anna Grace Carpenter
Rachel Cates
Jack Clemons
Julie Cochrane
David B. Coe / D. B. Jackson
Brian Cooksey
Jason Cordova
Bridget Correia
Larry Correia
Terry Culver
Jim Curtis
Doug Dandridge
Dr. Ben Davis
Jonathan Del Arroz
Kary English
Karen Evans
Kevin Evans
Robert S. Evans
Kacey Ezell
Eric Flint
Monalisa Foster
A. M. Freeman
Julie Frost
Karl Gallagher
Melissa Gay
Amie Gibbons
Peter Grant
Michael H. Hanson
Jonna Hayden
Louise Herring-Jones
Taylor S Hoch
Dan Hollifield
John Holmes
Teresa Howard
Rob Howell
Daniel M. Hoyt
Sarah A. Hoyt
Daniel Humphreys
Kevin Ikenberry
Steve Jackson
Bryan Jones
J.D. Jordan
Cecilia Star Kachina
Chris Kennedy
Dorothy Klapp
Tom Kratman
L. Jagi Lamplighter
Dina Leacock
D. Alan Lewis
Doug Loss
Tamara Lowery
Terry Maggert
Amanda Makepeace
Geoffrey Mandragora
Mike Massa
Edward McKeown
Megan Miller
Jim Minz
Nan Monroe
Laura Montgomery
Anita Moore
Nico Murray
Jon R. Osborne
David E. Pascoe
Mike Resnick
Gray Rinehart
William Joseph Roberts
Jay Roye
Philip Paul Sacco
Cedar Sanderson
Hans G. Schantz
Dave Schroeder
Julia Morgan Scott
Lydia Sherrer
Martin Shoemaker
Stephen J. Simmons
Benjamin Tyler Smith
Cathe Smith
Chris Smith
Andrew Souvinette
Kal Spriggs
Melisa Todd
Tiffany Toland-Scott
John Van Stry
Justin Watson
Toni Weisskopf
Rich Weyand
Dawn Witzke
Marisa Wolf
Chris Woods
John Wright
James Young
(60 min)
Sun 11:00AM Ask A Scientist - Kids Edition
Dr. Robert E. Hampson moderates this Q&A for kids across a broad array of sciences.
 
 
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