An evening with Hugo-award winning author and music journalist Jason Heller
Monday 22nd October 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Bristol Central Library, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TL
Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event
Jason Heller, author of Strange Stars, will be discussing the mingling of the horizon expanding forces of 1970's science fiction and music.
A cursory look at today’s Comic Con scene might give you the impression that the nerds have well and truly succeeded in infiltrating pop-culture. In his book, Strange Stars, Jason Heller argues that in actual fact the nerds have been winning all along! Here he presents a whole generation of revered musicians as the sci-fi obsessed conjurers they really were: from Sun Ra lecturing on the black man in the cosmos, to Pink Floyd jamming live over the broadcast of the Apollo 11 moon landing; from a wave of Star Wars disco chart toppers, to Jimi Hendrix distilling the “purplish haze” he discovered in a pulp novel into psychedelic song. Of course, the whole scene was led by David Bowie, who hid in the balcony of a movie theatre to watch 2001: A Space Odyssey, and came out a changed man…
For full details and to book tickets visit the Bristol Central Library website.
Venue: Bristol Central Library, BS1 5TL
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