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Friday night I got to attend the opening of the exhibit The Stars Are Ours at Cushing Memorial Library and Archives at TAMU.

The new exhibition “The Stars Are Ours”: Infinite Diversities in Science Fiction and Fantasy runs from March 29 through September 20, 2019, at the Cushing Memorial Library & Archives. Items from the Library’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Collection provide a window into the diversities of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and culture that have always been a part of science fiction and fantasy.

And I got to see Tananarive Due again, who was there to do the first lecture of the year in the Hal Hall Lecture Series, and she spoke on The Rise of Afrofuturism and Black Horror. It was an excellent lecture, with a book signing afterward.

The exhibit is awesome, combining the books on display with movie posters and photos on the walls, and a series of quotes from various authors displayed on a rotating screen. The catalog is gorgeous and lists all the books with descriptions, so it's a great to-read list.

Here's some photos from Twitter. I was overexcited so some are duplicates:

https://twitter.com/TananariveDue/status/1112112455965200384

https://twitter.com/marthawells1/status/1111746744558211072

https://twitter.com/marthawells1/status/1111747976400158720

https://twitter.com/marthawells1/status/1111746744558211072


I think this is Cushing's fourth SF/F exhibit. The previous one was The Maps of Imaginary Places exhibit which you can see on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TkCoYZc4oc&feature=youtu.be

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