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This winter, the University Libraries will welcome Lobos back to campus with a series of fun events. Start the new semester by reconnecting with friends over science fiction. From alternate histories to dystopias and from cyberpunk to space opera, we invite the campus community to celebrate science fiction and have some fun during these socially distanced times.
If you’re already a dedicated Trekker, Whovian, Browncoat, Gater, X-phile or another type of science-fiction fan, we would love for you to share your enthusiasm.
But even if you have never given the genre much thought before, now is a great time to explore how the stories we tell about possible futures – from the realistic to the fanciful – allow us to ask questions about how our choices shape the world and how we can create a better one.
This year, University Libraries has partnered with Professor Matthew David Goodwin (UNM Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies) to center the science-fiction works of Latinx creators. Dr. Goodwin is the author of The Latinx Files: Race, Migration, and Space Aliens, the editor of Latinx Rising, and the co-editor of Speculative Fiction for Dreamers.
His work on Latinx literature and culture examines how science fiction, fantasy, and digital culture have been used to express the experience of migration, and being bi-cultural or multi-racial.
This effort is partially supported by the Linda K. Lewis Endowment for Science Fiction and Women’s Studies.
You can view all of the materials purchased through the Lewis Endowment in the library's catalog.
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