Monday, July 16, 2007

"Science of Aliens" Lecture at the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle

If you happen to be in the Seattle area on August 8th, you might want to check out the Pop Culture Talk at Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum.

Topic: "The Science of Aliens"

Speaker: Dr. Tom Daniel, the Joan and Richard Komen Endowed Chair of Biology, University of Washington.
Daniel received his BS and MS at the University of Wisconsin, a PhD at Duke and was the Bantrell Postdoctoral Fellow in Engineering Sciences at Caltech until 1984 when he joined the University of Washington. He is the proud recipient of the University of Washington 1989 Distinguished Teaching Award and the 2001 Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award.
Time and Place: JBL Theater, 7pm
Cost: Free for EMP|SFM members, $5 for the public.
RSVP: 206-770-2702

Other upcoming live events:

July 17th (tomorrow!): Six Summer Evenings of Science Fiction 2007 Reading Series - Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Patrick Nielsen Hayden is a senior editor at Tor Books and the editor of the influential, award-winning Starlight anthology series. A witty, savvy observer of the business side of science fiction, he possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of the field's history. He will be interviewed by Nebula Award-winning writer Eileen Gunn, author of the short story collection Stable Strategies and Others.
July 24: Six Summer Evenings of Science Fiction 2007 Reading Series - Samuel R. Delany
Samuel R. Delany is arguably the most daring, wide-ranging, word-drunk, idea-besotted writer of science fiction and fantasy that the United States has ever produced. In his 45-year professional career, he has extensively explored issues of language, gender, race, sexuality, power and otherness. Author of Dhalgren, Babel-17, and numerous novels, stories, and critical and philosophical works including his new novel Dark Reflections, he never fails to deliver a dynamic evening. Delany has won numerous national and international awards including the Hugo and Nebula, and was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2002. Delany is Clarion West's 2007 Susan C. Petrey Fellow.
The current exhibitions at the Science Fiction Museum and Experience Music Project are:

Out of this World: Extraordinary Costumes from Film and Television
June 16, 2007 – September 30, 2007

Sound and Vision: Artists Tell Their Stories
February 28, 2007 (permanent collection)

Disney: The Music Behind the Magic
November 4, 2006 – September 9, 2007

Alien Encounters
September 10, 2006 – November 4, 2007

Image: Detail from cover of Jack Vance's The Dragon Masters by artist Jack Gaughan, 1962. Image from the Science Fiction Museum's Alien Encounters exhibit.

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