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Saturday, April 17 • 09:00 - 09:50
Archives of the Future: Science Fiction in Special Collections and Archives

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The University of Liverpool houses the largest catalogued collection of science fiction in Europe, including the archives of John Wyndham, Brian Aldiss, Olaf Stapledon, Ellen Datlow, and many others. In this presentation, Science Fiction Librarian Dr. Phoenix Alexander will give an overview of the collections, talk about the work of acquiring, processing, cataloguing and exhibiting such materials, and present some highlights from the stacks. He will also talk about, and show images from, his work with the Samuel R. Delany collection at Yale’s Beinecke Library. Including images of Arthur C. Clarke’s personal typewriter and Olaf Stapledon’s hand-drawn time charts (among other treasures), this presentation is unmissable for fans of sf’s history—and future!

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Phoenix Alexander

Science Fiction Collections Librarian, Sydney Jones Library, University of Liverpool
I'm a queer, Greek-Cypriot writer and scholar of science fiction, fantasy and horror. I hold a Ph.D. in English and African American Studies from Yale University and am currently the Science Fiction Collections Librarian at the University of Liverpool, where I steward the largest... Read More →

Saturday April 17, 2021 09:00 - 09:50 UTC
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