History of Sci-Fi in 10 Objects with Pat Cadigan


Did you know that Liverpool University archives hold the largest collection of sci-fi literature in western Europe? Neither did we until we met up with Andy Sawyer, librarian, Science Fiction Foundation Collection, Liverpool University Library, who showed us round this incredible collection. Now we are bringing it to the public, and Andy is teaming up with multiple award-winning sf writer Pat Cadigan, who will discuss the significance of some of the treasures of the Collection to explore their place in the history of sf.

 

Pat Cadigan is the author of fifteen books, including two nonfiction books on the making of the movies Lost in Space and The Mummy, one young adult novel, and the two Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning novels Synners and Fools. She is a three times Locus Award winner and in 2013 won both the Hugo Award and the Seiun Award (aka the Japanese Hugo) for her novelette, The Girl-Thing Who Went Out For Sushi.

 

Andy Sawyer is librarian of the Science Fiction Foundation Collection at the University of Liverpool Library, and Reviews Editor of Foundation: the International Review of Science Fiction. He has published numerous essays on aspects of science fiction and fantasy, has contributed to many reference books, and is a frequent reviewer in the field. His “Foundation Favourites” column of highlights from the Science Fiction Foundation Collection has appeared in the British Science Fiction Association’s Vector since 2003. He was the 2008 recipient of the Science Fiction Research Association’s Clareson Award for services to science fiction.
 







Details:

Date: Saturday 14th May
Time: 11am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm - 3pm
Venue: 4th Floor, Liverpool Central Library, William Brown Street, L3 8EN
Ticket Price: £3/2


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