National Public Radio's Science Friday is reading a science fiction classic this summer: Frank Herbert’s ecological epic Dune. Sci-fi author Kim Stanley Robinson and Emergence@ASU's own Sara Imari Walker will be reading right along with SciFri listeners, posing weekly discussion questions on the SciFri Book Club blog. (Check out discussion question #1). And, you can participate!
First, get a copy of the book and listen to the kickoff broadcast with Kim Stanley Robinson and Sara Imari Walker on Friday, July 25th. Share your comments, questions, and Dune media using the hashtag #SciFriBookClub or email the book club at firstname.lastname@example.org. And check out the SciFri blog every week for a new discussion question from one of theSciFri Book Club leaders. Finally, be sure to tune into the wrap-up discussion on Friday, August 22, and join the conversation on the air.
Check out the great science content at this year's Phoenix Comicon - you might just catch emergence @ ASU members Alyssa Adams, Varda Faghir Hagh, Harrison Smith and Sara Walker on some of the panels! They will talking on topics as diverse as "Alien languages", "It started with a Bang", and "Good news, everyone". Phoenix Comicon is a multigenre entertainment and comic book convention held annually in Phoenix, AZ. More details available here.
Join actor Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Serenity, Castle) and ASU professors Dr. Jim Bell, Dr. Ed Finn, Dr. Peter Goggin, and Dr. Sara Imari Walker for an intimate conversation facilitated by science fiction author PJ Haarsma (Softwire series) about science, science fiction, and the importance of reading in the lives of young people. Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar provided.
Limited to a small group of 50 guests. $250 per guest. To purchase tickets: asufoundation.org/serenity
8 p.m., University Club | June 7, 2014
425 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ (ASU Campus | Map)
Parking available in the University Club Lot at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis.
Additional parking available in the Fulton Center Garage across University Drive. Fees may apply.
Net proceeds to benefit the Department of English Fund. All funds will be deposited with the ASU Foundation for A New American University, a nonprofit organization that exists to support Arizona State University (ASU). Gifts in support of ASU are subject to foundation policies and fees. Due to the fair market value of benefits received, only payments in excess of fair market value may be considered a charitable contribution. Please consult your tax advisor regarding the deductibility of charitable contributions.
Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ Department of English and the Center for Science and the Imagination at ASU.
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