UT Dallas to hold talks with science fiction theme

UT Dallas will be hosting talks featuring a science fiction theme. | shutterstock
The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) has announced that it will be hosting Hugo Award recipients along with other scholars for talks that will feature a science fiction theme.

The Hugo Awards are literary awards presented to exemplary authors in the science fiction and fantasy genres.

“This year’s series explores the power of science fiction to affect our lives and our world,” Center for Values Director Dr. Matthew Brown said. “Science fiction is often dismissed as an escapist genre, but this dismissal is a mistake. Science fiction can help us think about the role of science and technology in society — how we value them and what we fear about them.”

Chinese science fiction writer Ken Liu will be hosting the Anlin Ku Lecture Series.

“Ken Liu's lecture addresses two grand convergences: science fiction as the convergence of art with science and translation as the artful convergence of cultures, in this case Chinese and Western,” UT Dallas Dean Dr. Dennis Katz said. “He excels as both an award-winning author and an award-winning translator of imaginative, powerful fiction. It is hard to imagine a more appropriate speaker for the Anlin Ku series.”

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