Bisson attended Owensboro High School and is the author of six novels, including Pirates of the Universe, a New York Time Notable Book of 1996. He has received the Nebula, Asimov’s, and Locus readers’ awards. His most recent novel, Dear Abbey, was nominated for the 2006 British Science Fiction Association award.
Stephen F. Cohen
Cohen attended elementary and high school in Owensboro. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Politics and Russian Studies from Columbia University. Cohen is author of many books and articles, a television news commentator, and CBS News’ consultant on Russia. Cohen has been a member of New York University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences where he teaches “Russia Since 1917.”