SciFi BLAST-OFF

Have questions?

Contact one of the event organizers below. 

Organizer

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Holly Surbaugh
Contact:
Centennial L164
505-277-0244

Organizer

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Glenn Koelling
Contact:
CSEL L259A
(505) 277-0570
Subjects:English

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Keep in touch while staying safe

This winter, the University Libraries will welcome Lobos back to campus with a series of fun, virtual 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.

Show us your cosplay!

Share fun photos of yourself, your family, or your pets dressed up as your favorite science fiction character with the library on Twitter or Instagram (@unmlibraries). Remember to use #unmscifi. We can't wait to see your creativity!

Thank you

This effort is partially supported by the Linda K. Lewis Endowment for Science Fiction and Women’s Studies. In the spirit of the Lewis estate’s generous gift, the SciFi BLAST-OFF book discussion will talk about selected stories from a science-fiction collection by a woman author, Sarah Pinsker’s Sooner or Later Everything Falls into the Sea.

You can view all of the materials purchased through the Lewis Endowment in the library's catalog

Schedule of Events

Team Trivia

Movie Watch Party

Book Discussion