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Saturday, October 18 • 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Apocalypses and Dystopias

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Dark futures have always been a feature of science fiction in every medium, but they seem to be the main current of genre today, especially in film, TV, and YA novels. What fears and expectations do they exploit? Does today's preference for disaster say something about the state of our culture, or is it merely a matter of marketing trends?


Stephen Potts

Professor, UCSD
Stephen W. Potts teaches in the Department of Literature at UCSD. He has published books and articles on science fiction, science studies, fantasy, American literature and film, as well as his own fiction, editorials, and reviews.


David Gerrold

Author, Guest of Honor
| | www.goodreads.com/author/show/5786.David_Gerrold

Saturday October 18, 2014 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Crescent Upstairs

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