Event Title

Panel: Science Fiction as a Prediction

Location

UND Memorial Ballroom

Start Date

23-3-1984 12:00 PM

End Date

23-3-1984 1:00 PM

Description

This audiovisual recording from March 23, 1984 as part of the 15th annual UND Writers Conference: “Nineteen Eighty Four” features Joe Haldeman, Robert Silverberg, and Roger Zelazny forming the panel “Science Fiction as Prediction.” The panelists discuss the elements of satire in Science Fiction, the likelihood of Science Fiction writers to accurately predict future events, the predictive elements of George Orwell's 1984 and other popular works of Science Fiction, women protagonists in Science Fiction, the open imagination Science Fiction enables, popularity versus profundity, approaching storytelling, the literary credibility of Science Fiction as a genre, contemporary Science Fiction and mass-market entertainment, literary activism, and the bible as creative inspiration.

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Panel: Science Fiction as a Prediction

UND Memorial Ballroom

This audiovisual recording from March 23, 1984 as part of the 15th annual UND Writers Conference: “Nineteen Eighty Four” features Joe Haldeman, Robert Silverberg, and Roger Zelazny forming the panel “Science Fiction as Prediction.” The panelists discuss the elements of satire in Science Fiction, the likelihood of Science Fiction writers to accurately predict future events, the predictive elements of George Orwell's 1984 and other popular works of Science Fiction, women protagonists in Science Fiction, the open imagination Science Fiction enables, popularity versus profundity, approaching storytelling, the literary credibility of Science Fiction as a genre, contemporary Science Fiction and mass-market entertainment, literary activism, and the bible as creative inspiration.