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Science fiction fans gather at Kansas University

July 7, 2010

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Two of the most coveted prizes in science fiction will be awarded next week during a conference at Kansas University.

The annual John W. Campbell Science Fiction Conference opens July 16 at the Lawrence campus.

The three-day gathering will feature presentation of the Campbell Award for best science fiction novel of the year, and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for the year's best short work of science fiction.

Sturgeon died in 1985 and has received acclaim for his short stories.

His daughter, Noel, will attend the conference for the first time to present the Sturgeon award. She is a professor of women's studies at Washington State University.

Comments

Ronda Miller 5 years ago

This looks like a wonderful event to attend. We are so fortunate to live in a community where sci fi is not only appreciated, courses available to learn how to write it, but one of the great gurus lives and teaches in Lawrence. James Gunn rocks.

Thanks for including the information.

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