Friday, May 14, 2010

Coming Up: Philip K. Dick in the OC: A County Darkly

Next week:

A County Darkly: Philip K. Dick in the OC
Friday, May 21, 2010 | 12-2:00 PM
1030 Humanities Gateway, UC Irvine

Spending the last ten years of his life in the OC, science fiction author Philip K. Dick composed some of his most important works here. In many ways, the OC is a peculiarly Dickian space, with managed communities and a veneer of the unreal. Conversely, Dick's late novels seem at least partly inspired by Dick's life in Orange County. Our panelists will explore such connections, bringing the work of the century's most noted SF author to bear on our cultural imagination of Orange County.

Gregory Benford, author of The Sunborn & UCI Professor of Physics

James Blaylock, author of The Shadow on the Doorstep and Assistant Professor of English, Chapman

Jeff Hicks, English Ph.D. Candidate, UC Riverside

Rob Latham, editor of Science Fiction Studies and Associate Professor of English, UC Riverside

Tim Powers, author of Three Days to Never

Moderator: Jonathan Alexander, UCI Professor of English, Campus Writing Coordinator

Presented by the UCI Office of the Campus Writing Coordinator and the Humanities Collective.

To attend, RSVP is required by May 17th to Iveta Cruse at

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