Eric G. Swedin

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Eric G. Swedin
BornEric Gottfrid Swedin[1]
OccupationProfessor, writer
LanguageEnglish
NationalityUnited States
Period2003–present
GenresAlternate history, science fiction
SubjectsHistory, technology
Notable worksWhen Angels Wept: A What-If History of the Cuban Missile Crisis
Notable awardsSidewise Award (2010)
Website
swedin.org

Eric G. Swedin is an American author of science fiction and academic nonfiction works. He is a professor of history at Weber State University in Utah. Swedin is the 2010 long form winner of the Sidewise Award for his alternate history novel When Angels Wept: A What-If History of the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was a consultant for the Emmy Award-winning documentary, Clouds Over Cuba, which was created for the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

Biography[edit]

Swedin is a professor of history at Weber State University in Utah. He has written several non-fiction textbooks and academic works, as well as five novels, and his books and papers have been cited in over 70 academic works.[2] He won the Sidewise Award for his 2010 alternate history novel, When Angels Wept: A What-If History of the Cuban Missile Crisis.[3] He was a consultant on two documentaries about the Cuban Missile Crisis: Clouds Over Cuba, which won an Emmy Award,[4] and What If...? Armageddon 1962, a documentary which aired on the Military Channel in 2014.

Bibliography[edit]

Nonfiction[edit]

  • Healing Souls: Psychotherapy in the Latter-day Saint Community (2003, University of Illinois Press, ISBN 0-252-02864-3)
  • Science in the Contemporary World: An Encyclopedia (2005, part of the History of Science series, ABC-CLIO, ISBN 1-85109-524-1)
  • Science Fiction and Computing: Essays on Interlinked Domains (2011, McFarland & Company, ISBN 978-0-7864-4565-3, as editor with David L. Ferro)
  • Survive the Bomb: The Radioactive Citizen's Guide to Nuclear Survival (2011, Zenith Press, ISBN 978-0-7603-4031-8, as editor)

Essays

  • "Murray Leinster and 'A Logic Named Joe'" (2011, with David L. Ferro, in Science Fiction and Computing: Essays on Interlinked Domains, McFarland & Company, ISBN 978-0-7864-4565-3)
  • "Rebooting 'A Logic Named Joe': Exploring the Multiple Influences of a Strangely Predictive Mid-1940s Short Story" (2011, with David L. Ferro, in Science Fiction and the Prediction of the Future: Essays on Foresight and Fallacy, McFarland & Company, ISBN 978-0-7864-5841-7)

Fiction[edit]

Documentaries[edit]

Swedin consulted on Clouds Over Cuba and consulted on and appeared in What If...? Armageddon 1962.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eric G. Swedin – Summary Bibliography". Internet Speculative Fiction Database. Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  2. ^ "Citations of works by Eric G. Swedin". Google Scholar. Archived from the original on May 5, 2015. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  3. ^ "Smale and Swedin Win Sidewise Awards". Locus Online. August 11, 2011. Archived from the original on May 5, 2015. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Winners Announced for the 34th Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards". The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. October 1, 2013. Archived from the original on May 5, 2015. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Dr. Eric G. Swedin, Professor of History, Weber State University". Weber State University. Archived from the original on May 5, 2015. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  6. ^ "Clouds Over Cuba". John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Retrieved May 5, 2015. Note: Site is entirely in Flash. Click on the "Credits" link in the bottom right to view the credits.
  7. ^ "What If...? Armageddon 1962: All-New Documentary Premieres Tuesday, October 22 at 10/9c". Discovery Communications. Archived from the original on May 5, 2015. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

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