Next weekend - July 10-13 - the University of Kansas at Lawrence is hosting the Science Fiction Research Association's 39th Annual Conference in conjunction with the Campbell Conference. Not only will the John W. Campbell Memorial Award (best science fiction novel of the year) and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award (best short SF story of the year) be presented, there will also be presentations on this year's topic "Teaching Science Fiction".
Among this year's guests is science fiction writer and biology professor Joan Slonczewski, who will be giving a presentation on The Microbial World. Other guests include Karen Joy Fowler, Paul Kincaid, Maureen Kincaid Speller, and James Van Pelt.
The conference schedule (pdf). Registration information.
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