New Bern-Craven County
Public Library

a member of the Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library System


"Let's Talk About It..."

Imagining the Future:
Scientific Revelations in Fiction

Registration Begins: January 17, 2017

What "scientific" predictions and world order scenarios have been imagined in the past that now seem to be disturbingly accurate? As the digital revolution continues to impact more aspects of our daily lives, will the amazing breakthroughs and discoveries that give us power over the world around us today be considered advantages or dangers for our future generations? This series will explore works by some visionary writers, as they detail what they saw for our future, as we imagine what the future may bring.

All programs are Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Hayden H. Jones Auditorium.

  • February 6--The World Set Free by H.G. Wells, discussion led by Willie Nelms, Sheppard Memorial Library (retired). Book available January 17, 2017.
  • February 27--Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, discussion led by Joe Gomez, North Carolina State University.
  • March 20--I, Robot by Isaac Asimov, discussion led by Helena Feder, East Carolina University.
  • April 10--The Spice Merchants by Frederick Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth, discussion led by Jose Ocana, Campbell University.
  • May 1--Greenhouse Summer by Norman Spinrad, discussion led by Karin Zipf, East Carolina University.

To register call the Reference Desk at (252) 638-7807.

This project is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide non-profit and  affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, in partnership with the North Carolina Center for the Book, a program of the State Library of North Carolina, and is sponsored by the Friends of the New Bern-Craven County Public Library.