In showcasing the extraordinary collection of sci-fi novels donated to the College Archives by the family of beloved History Professor Thomas M. Barrett, visitors are invited to experience numerous artforms like literature, film, music, and cover art paintings and design. Exploration of these artforms will lead to the stories of Tom Barrett as a collector and the rise of the paperbacks in the 1950-70s for the sci-fi genre.
Following the successful celebration of Professor Thomas M. Barrett marking the opening of the SMCM Archives and Boyden Gallery exhibition, “Robots, Rayguns, and Alternate Views of Reality: Experiencing Art Through the Sci-Fi Paperback Collection in the SMCM Archives,” we are pleased to announce a sci-fi authors’ panel Thursday Feb 6 8-9:30 p.m.
Sci-Fi Authors’ Panel Featuring:
John G. Hemry (writing as Jack Campbell) Author of the New York Times bestselling Lost Fleet series as well as the Lost Stars and Genesis Fleet series, and the “steampunk with dragons” series “The Pillars of Reality.”
And Keith Backhaus ’04 Founder of independent Empty City Press and author of “A Still Pool,” “A Fitting Epilogue,” “I, Dagger,” and “Empire of Ghosts Vol. 1 (Precursors).”
Monica Louzon ’12 Writer of sci-fi story “San Cibernético,” poem “Reflections in Space,” essay “Mara Jade, Frontier Woman,” editor of anthology “Catalysts, Explorers & Secret Keepers: Women of Science Fiction,” and founder of MOSF Journal of Science Fiction.
F.J. Talley Author of the “The Flight of the Raven” series, the Stephanie Hart novels, and Director of SMCM’s DeSousa-Brent Scholars Program.
Moderated by Colby Nelson, SMCM
Lecturer of English
The panel is co-sponsored by SMCM’s Library, Archives, and Media Center and will be held in Upper Montgomery Hall Commons adjacent to the Boyden Gallery.