Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
PORTALES—The annual lectureship honoring Eastern New Mexico University's international award-winning science fiction grand master, Dr. Jack Williamson, will be held on Thursday, March 11, in Portales.
Guest authors for the 28th annual Williamson Lectureship will be Robert Silverberg and Frederik Pohl. They will join ENMU's award-winning sci-fi author and emeritus professor in an exploration of this year's theme, Opera, Then and Now!"
The lectureship luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m. in the Campus Union Ballroom. The $7 cost is payable at the door. The evening panel will be in Buchanan Hall of the ENMU Music Building at 7 p.m., and is free and open to the public. Books by the authors will be available for purchase at the luncheon and evening panel.
At age 95, Williamson has written numerous books and stories and been awarded top awards in science fiction, including four of the coveted Hugo Awards as well as five Nebula Awards and five Locus Awards.
The Oxford English Dictionary credits Williamson withinventing the terms"genetic engineering" and "terraforming."Williamson's next novel, "The Stonehenge Gate," is due for publicationin 2005.
For luncheon reservations or more information, call Patrice Caldwell at 505.562.2315, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.