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  • April bulletin Posted on 01 April 2015

    [This latest update is taken wholesale from the April newsletter. If you'd like to get these emailed to you once a month, sign up here]

     

    "Ninety-nine per cent of the human race, no matter how smart they are, will do the convenient thing instead of the wise thing, and kid themselves into thinking they can somehow escape the consequences"
    -Poul Anderson

     

    Howdy-ho,

    Merry April to you. We've got quite a treat in store on the film front, so without further ado...

    Science Fiction Theatre
    This month we're going all out with not one screening, not two screenings, but three screenings. THREE! And they're all free. FREE! We're going to be showing the original Mad Max trilogy at three different venues over the course of two weeks. The line-up looks like this:

     

    You can watch the trailers for each film and read a little more about them on the SFT website.

    Space will be limited so I recommend arriving early to get a seat. Doors will open at 7 and it will be first come first seated, no reserving, et cetera.   

    Programme supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery: www.filmlondon.org.uk/filmhub

    Science Fiction Theatre Podcast
    Since the last newsletter we've uploaded another episode of the SFTP. In episode 5 we chat about The Signal, Soylent Green, Melancholia and a bunch of others sf films that we watched recently. 

    Each podcast can be listened to directly from the SFT website, here. Or you can subscribe via iTunes.

    Social Round-up
    Like us on facebook and follow us on twitter for regular updates on newly listed books, links to articles, book reviews, artwork, videos, and more. We're also on tumblr and pinterest, where we collect all manner of sf goodness. Some highlights from the past month:

     

    April Showcase
    This month we're focusing on the novels and short stories of Poul Anderson, an American science fiction author who began his career during the golden age of the genre. Despite earning a B.A. in physics with honours, he made no serious attempt to work as a physicist; instead he became a freelance writer after his graduation in 1948 and went on to become his generation's most prolific sf writer of any consistent quality.

    Satan's World Brain Wave Shield Beyond the Beyond The Star Fox

     

    We're also highlighting our stock of Scientific American, the oldest continuously published magazine in the US and the leading source and authority for science, technology information and policy for a general audience. These vintage issues are full of interesting articles and editorials, and sport some of the most impressive science illustrations we've ever seen.

    April 1975 January 1964 March 1977 August 1975 March 1976

     

    And that's it for this month. I hope you all have/had a lovely Easter, and here's to seeing some of you later in the month for the Mad Max love-a-thon.

    Bye then
    Graham

     

    Next month...
    "...there has been a malfunction in Project Flashlight with devastating results... it seems I am the only person left on Earth"
    -?

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