Dr. Chris Ferns: The History of the Future: Science Fiction in the 19th Century

History of Science Fiction: Dr. Ferns

Dr. Chris Ferns will be giving free lectures on nineteenth-century science fiction at the Keshen Goodman Public Library every Friday at 1:30 from September 21 to October 26.  Free admission; everyone welcome.

Join Professor Ferns for a fascinating voyage through the evolving genre of science fiction from its beginnings in the early 1800s to the end of the century. How did writers and artists of the period imagine the future — the world we now live in? Explore the social and scientific developments that inspired the landmark novels, how contemporary audiences reacted to these imaginative works, and why they continue to intrigue us today.

Friday, September 21, 1:30 p.m. Before Science Fiction

Friday, September 28, 1:30 p.m. Frankenstein

Friday, October 5, 1:30 p.m. Frankenstein and its Legacy

Friday, October 12, 1:30 p.m. Jules Verne: the Father of Science Fiction?

Friday, October 19, 1:30 p.m. What Does the Future Really Hold in Store? H.G. Wells and the Theory of Evolution

Friday, October 26, 1:30 p.m. Future Wars: H.G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds.