Videos from The Fifth Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium on Race and SF, Nov. 19, 2020

The Fifth Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium on the topic of Race and SF was held on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 as a Zoom Webinar. You can read the full program here. Included below are videos of each session as well as links to expanded presentations and SF writers reading their stories. With theContinue reading “Videos from The Fifth Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium on Race and SF, Nov. 19, 2020”

Fifth Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium, On Race and SF, Thurs., Nov. 19, Online

This year’s City Tech Science Fiction Symposium, our fifth event since the inauguration of the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, will be held as a Zoom Webinar on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 9:00am to 5:00pm. We have an outstanding line up featuring this year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Jonathan W. Gray who will give aContinue reading “Fifth Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium, On Race and SF, Thurs., Nov. 19, Online”

Call for Papers: Race and Science Fiction: The Fifth Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium, Deadline Sept 30, 2020

Below is the cfp for the Fifth Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium. Due to the pandemic, we will be holding it online. We hope that it will allow greater participation since geographical and travel-related issues won’t be a problem. Of course, working from home, childcare, stable Internet access, etc. present their own issues, butContinue reading “Call for Papers: Race and Science Fiction: The Fifth Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium, Deadline Sept 30, 2020”

Notes on A Science Fiction Walking Tour in New York City

Looking ahead to the New York City of Print NEH Summer Institute, I wanted to collect some notes and resources together for Science-Fiction-focused locations around the city, including the original Manhattan-based offices for the magazines Amazing Stories and Astounding Science-Fiction, and home and business locations in Brooklyn of importance to the SF writer Isaac Asimov.Continue reading “Notes on A Science Fiction Walking Tour in New York City”

Call for Papers: An Astounding 90 Years of Analog Science Fiction and Fact, The Fourth Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium

An Astounding 90 Years of Analog Science Fiction and Fact: The Fourth Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium Date and Time:            December 12, 2019, 9:00AM-6:00PM Location:                     New York City College of Technology, 285 Jay St., A105, Brooklyn, NY Almost 90 years ago, Analog Science Fiction and Fact began its storied history as one of theContinue reading “Call for Papers: An Astounding 90 Years of Analog Science Fiction and Fact, The Fourth Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium”

Talking Science Fiction with Neil deGrasse Tyson on StarTalk Radio

I had the distinct honor to join the conversation about science fiction and society on Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk Radio Show on May 30, 2019 (season 10, episode 22). The episode is about Creating Science Fiction, with Gale Anne Hurd, the producer of The Terminator and The Walking Dead. I shared some thoughts onContinue reading “Talking Science Fiction with Neil deGrasse Tyson on StarTalk Radio”

Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, Public/Private Histories, and Adaptation (Guest Lecture in ENG3402: The Graphic Novel)

During today’s class, we will conclude your discussion of Marjane Satrapi’s two groundbreaking graphic novels, Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (2000 and 2001/English translation 2003) and Persepolis 2 (2002 and 2003/English translation 2004). First, I need to give you two reminders: –Round 3 of blog posts are due by midnight on May 9 fromContinue reading “Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, Public/Private Histories, and Adaptation (Guest Lecture in ENG3402: The Graphic Novel)”

ENG3402, The Graphic Novel: Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns (Continued…)

Continuing from my previous post on The Dark Knight Returns, I’ve assembled a selection of videos below featuring Frank Miller and others talking about Miller’s work in The Dark Knight Returns. In this interview introduced by science fiction writer and editor Harlan Ellison for “The Masters of Comic Book Art (1987), Frank Miller discusses TheContinue reading “ENG3402, The Graphic Novel: Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns (Continued…)”

ENG3402, The Graphic Novel: Class on Superheroes, Antiheroes, and Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns (filling in for Prof. Rebecca Mazumdar)

On Thursday, Feb. 14, I’m filling in for Prof. Rebecca Mazumdar in her ENG3402 Special Topics Class on The Graphic Novel. Students were asked to read the first two books of Frank Miller’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986) and Chapter 3, “Blood in the Gutter” of Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics (1993) for today’s class.Continue reading “ENG3402, The Graphic Novel: Class on Superheroes, Antiheroes, and Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns (filling in for Prof. Rebecca Mazumdar)”