February 22nd, 2010

We Come From Earth

One Hundred Years Hence, the Cushing Special Exhibit

The Cushing Memorial Library and Archives at Texas A&M University will be doing a special exhibit: One Hundred Years Hence: Science Fiction & Fantasy at Texas A&M

The exhibit will officially open to the public at 3:00 pm on March 12, with a short ceremony to follow at 3:30. Nebula Award-winning science fiction author Elizabeth Moon and writer and scholar James Gunn will be featured speakers, introduced by Cushing Library's Science Fiction Curator, Professor Hal Hall. Special giveaways and contests will follow.

Quoting from a previous post on this, the web site doesn't really give you any idea how many books and magazines the special SF&F collection has. I've had two tours of the stacks, and it's hard to describe the effect it had on me. It was like I remembered the original sense of wonder I had when I first blundered into the SF/F section at the public library. They have every SF/F book you read as a kid. They have every book you read as a kid, and in the original edition that you read it in.

The banners that have been put up for it on campus are really neat: Flickr photo set