The Literary Imagination

May 14, 2013 at 7pm, UC San Diego, Price Center Ballroom

UPDATE: a video of the event can be viewed here.

Jonathan Lethem is an American novelist, essayist and short story writer. His first novel, Gun, with Occasional Music, a genre work that mixed elements of science fiction and detective fiction, was published in 1994, followed by three more science fiction novels. In 1999, Lethem published Motherless Brooklyn, a National Book Critics Circle Award-winning novel that achieved mainstream success. In 2003, he published The Fortress of Solitude, which became a New York Times Best Seller. In 2005, he received a MacArthur Fellowship.

Kim Stanley Robinson is a New York Times best-selling author and UCSD graduate (BA, PhD). Best known for his Mars trilogy, his work has been translated into 23 languages. In 1995 he was sent to Antarctica by the US National Science Foundation, and in 2008 he was declared a "Hero of the Environment" by Time magazine.

This lecture is part of a weeklong series of public launch events for the new Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination. A symposium on May 14 at Atkinson Hall consisting of Clarke Center affiliate faculty will present speculations on developments in their fields over the next third of a century, the timeframe corresponding to Clarke’s development in 1968 of 2001: A Space Odyssey and its imagined future setting. The Center will convene a second symposium, “Starship Century,” on May 21 and 22 to address a 100-year-long project to create a starship. Both events are open to the public.

Free and open to the public
. No tickets or reservations required.
Park at the Gilman Parking Structure Parking is $4.00 after 4:30 p.m.

We are most grateful to UC San Diego Extension's Helen Edison Lecture Series for partnerning with the Clarke Center for this event.

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