Telluride Institute: Launching New Science Fiction Library, 6/29

Telluride Institute: Launching New Science Fiction Library, 6/29

Thanks to the Zolines and the Telluride Institute, Telluride is about to become the home of a world-class Science Fiction Library. The official launch is Thursday, June 29, 7 – 9 p.m., at Telluride’s Sheridan Opera House. Remaining tickets are very limited and available through the Opera House. 


Science fiction writer and critic John Clute in town to help the Telluride Institute launch a new library.


On Thursday June 29, starting at 7 p.m. at Telluride’s historic Sheridan Opera House, renowned science fiction author and critic John Clute will give a talk. His subject: “Those Who Do Not Know Science Fiction Are Condemned To Repeat It.” Ed Finn, Founding Director of the Center for Science and the Imagination at ASU, will engage Clute and the audience in conversation.  

The John Clute Science Fiction Library is  to be a collection of 12,000 volumes comprising all the significant titles in the field, almost all in first edition. It is also a unique research resource for writers, scholars, educators, creatives, and those with a particular interest in science fiction.

The Library will also host a circulating collection of over 3,000 science fiction staples in good reading condition. This hands-on collection is freely available to the Telluride community and guests. At present  it is housed in Ghost Town on Main Street. 

When complete, the Library, a program of the Telluride Institute, will become a hub of ongoing creation, analysis, research, education, and outreach, adding to Telluride’s growing cultural and intellectual base, as many work to retrofit a university of the future into this old town. 

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