FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 7:30pm – Science Fiction
Philadelphia Fantastic presents
Dr. Lawrence M. Schoen is an American author, publisher, psychologist, and expert in the Klingon language. In 2007 he was a nominee for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. He lives in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania and serves as the director of research and chief compliance officer for a medical center which provides mental health and addiction treatment service works throughout Philadelphia. Schoen is the founder of the Klingon Language Institute and has published Klingon translations of William Shakespeare’s plays Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing, as well as the epic of Gilgamesh and the Tao Te Ching.Schoen’s work as an author include “The Sky’s The Limit” (originally published in All Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories, which made the preliminary ballot for the 2005 Nebula Awards, as well as the Amazing Conroy series of science fiction stories, about a space-traveling stage hypnotist. In April of 2010 he was nominated for a Hugo for his short story, “The Moment.” Schoen is also the publisher and chief editor for Paper Golem, a speculative fiction small press started in November, 2006. The first book published by Paper Golem was Prime Codex, an anthology of previously published stories by members of the Codex Writers Group, of which Schoen is a member.