Friday, August 18, 2006

Aliens Invade Earth, Put on Sci Fi Exhibit

If you are a science fiction aficionado and live within a reasonable distance of Newark, Delaware, then you'll want to beam yourself up to a fabulous new exhibit -- From Verne to Vonnegut: A Century of Science Fiction -- at the Special Collections gallery in the University of Delaware Library.

The exhibit, which runs from August 22 to December 15, showcases the best and most interesting material from Special Collections' trove of over 25,000 sci fi works.
The works are arranged thematically by topics including utopias and dystopias, feminist science fiction, gender issues, African-America writers and alternative histories. There are many first editions from the collection, which is especially strong in Edgar Rice Burroughs, Samuel Delany and Kurt Vonnegut.
There also is a feast of artwork and ephemera, including movie posters, book jackets and sci fi pulp magazine covers.

The University of Delaware Library is five minutes from Interstate 95 and convenient for day trippers from the Philadelphia and Baltimore-Washington areas. For further information, call 302-239-2229.

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