EventsThe Golden Age of Science Fiction with Alec Nevala-Lee and Gary K. Wolfe

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The Golden Age of Science Fiction with Alec Nevala-Lee and Gary K. Wolfe

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Join Alec Nevala-Lee, author of Astounding, and Gary K. Wolfe, critic and co-host of the science fiction podcast Coode Street, for an engaging discussion on the history and evolution of science fiction.

Alec Nevala-Lee was born in Castro Valley, California, and graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor's degree in classics. He is the author of three novels, including The Icon Thief, and his stories have been published in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Lightspeed, and The Year's Best Science Fiction. His nonfiction has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Daily Beast, Salon, Longreads, the Rumpus, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. He lives with his wife and daughter in Oak Park, Illinois.

Gary K. Wolfe is Emeritus Professor of Humanities at Roosevelt University, a book review for Locus and the Chicago Tribune, and co-host of The Coode Street Podcast. His earlier reviews have been collected in Soundings, Bearings, and Sightings, and his Evaporating Genres: Essays on Fantastic Literature received the Locus Award in 2012. Earlier books include The Known and the UnknownHarlan Ellison (with Ellen Weil) and David Lindsay. For the Library of America, he edited American Science Fiction. He lives in Chicago.

Books are available for purchase and the authors will autograph books at the conclusion of the program.

This program is a part of the 2018-2019 One Book, One Chicago season, exploring the theme Imagine The Future and the book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. For more information on other events, visit 

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