In Conversation with Samuel R. Delany and Michael Swanwick | 1960s Science Fiction

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Date / Time

  • January 9, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States

In conjunction with the new Library of America publication of American Science Fiction: Eight Classic Novels of the 1960s, ed. Gary K. Wolfe, including Delany’s novel, Nova.

About the Speaker

One of the most acclaimed science-fiction authors of his generation, Samuel R. Delany has won four Nebula, two Hugo awards and was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America.  His books Babel-17, Nova, and Dhalgren are literary classics.  With the inclusion of his novel, Nova, in a new Library of America collection of novels, Delany will discuss his work and the field of science-fiction in the 1960s with author Michael Swanwick.

Join the Conversation

A series of informal, intimate talks given by literary and cultural luminaries, In Conversation With The Rosenbach delves into fascinating histories, intellectual curiosities, and inspiring ideas. Each program offers audience members a chance to join the conversation after the talk and share their own thoughts and questions.

Seating is limited; advance registration is strongly recommended.

Sponsored by Pamela and Peter Freyd

Samuel R. Delany photo credit Tom Kneller

Michael Swanwick photo credit Mike Van Helland