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Reading Science Fiction with Samuel Delany, Bill Wood, and Michael Swanwick

Thu, Feb 20, 2020 | 11:00 am

Join us for a science fiction reading and discussion with authors Samuel Delany, Bill Wood, and Michael Swanwick.

Samuel R. Delany taught in the Temple English department for many years. His science fiction and fantasy tales are available in Aye, and Gomorrah: And Other Stories. His has two experimental fiction collections, Atlantis: Three Tales and Phallos, while his novels include science fiction such as the Nebula-Award winning Babel-17, The Einstein Intersection, Nova (now in a Library of America anthology), Dhalgren, and Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders. His book-length autobiographical essay, The Motion of Light in Water, won a Hugo Award in 1989. 

Bill Wood graduated from the University of Maine’s Honors College in 2011 with a BA in English and Philosophy. In 2013, he also received his MA in English with a creative writing focus there. Bill was accepted to Temple University’s MFA program in 2014, where he met—and sadly only had one class with—Samuel Delany, now his boss and good friend. Bill is currently working on a science fiction series, A Little Bit of Chaos, part of which can be found on Amazon.

Michael Swanwick has received a Hugo Award for fiction in an unprecedented five out of six consecutive years and has been honored with the Nebula, Theodore Sturgeon, and World Fantasy Awards. He has the pleasant distinction of losing more of those awards than any other writer in the history of the field. He has written ten novels, over 150 stories, and countless works of flash fiction.

Please contact Richie Holland at richieh@temple.edu or 215-204-3455 to request an accommodation, or with questions/concerns about accessibility. All other events questions can be directed to geneva@temple.edu or 215-204-1076.

Charles Library

Event Space Room 102
1900 N. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122