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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.

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David Gerrold

David Gerrold has been sitting alone in a room and talking to himself for more than fifty years. If he hears anything good, he types it up. When he has enough words, he sends it to an editor. Occasionally some editor somewhere is so desperate for something to publish, he sends David... Read More →

Saturday October 18, 2014 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
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