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3695. Classics of Science Fiction - The Lanthanide Series: Starship Troopers
Starship Troopers (1959) was Robert A. Heinlein's second Hugo-winning novel; Stranger in a Strange Land (1961) his third. When asked how he wrote such contradictory books, he said ﾓIﾒm a science-fiction author. I make things up.ﾔ Troopers may get praise from those who feel drawn to its world, blame from those who feel repelled. Is that all there is?
FRI 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Atlanta
3712. Great SF Literature - Reading Aloud!
Listen as great scifi literature is read aloud to you - the very same stories which will be featured in John Hertz's discussion panel, plus others.
, Yvonne Morton, Tim Cassidy-Curtis, Jamie Cassidy-Curtis, John Hertz
FRI 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Saint Louis
Tech: sound, Microphone, The ability to project a book page would be desirable but not required.
3765. Classics of Science Fiction - The Lanthanide Series: The Sirens of Titan
Inventive, check. Novel about the meaninglessness of it all, check. The Times Literary Supplement said ﾓHe is doing something unique to science fiction.ﾔ This may be true. No one else seems to have done anything like this to us. Extra credit: more, or less, didactic than Troopers? Than Andromeda? Why?
SAT 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Saint Louis
3803. Classics of Science Fiction - The Lanthanide Series: Andromeda Nebula
Poetic, lyrical. Sold 20 million copies. Changed Soviet science fiction. A thousand years in the future when Earth is a Communist paradise, starships at 5/6 the speed of light meet alien challenges and we struggle against Time. Published in Russian 1957, G. Hanna tr. (as Andromeda) 1959, M. Kuroshchepova tr. 2014.
SUN 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Atlanta