science fiction http://kcur.org en KU Science Fiction Conference Explores Reality And Imagination http://kcur.org/post/ku-science-fiction-conference-explores-reality-and-imagination <p></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:08:01 +0000 Suzanne Hogan, Danie Alexander & Hannah Copeland 57290 at http://kcur.org KU Science Fiction Conference Explores Reality And Imagination Ray Bradbury Remembered By Loving Biographer http://kcur.org/post/ray-bradbury-remembered-loving-biographer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Writer Ray Bradbury was an American icon. His work straddled genres, uniting the seemingly-disparate worlds of science fiction and high literature, haunting readers' imaginations with side shows, skeletons, bright stars, the dark skies of space, solitary front porches and late night train whistles.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:57:27 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 53874 at http://kcur.org Tell KCUR: If You Dressed Up For Comicon, Which Sci-Fi Hero Would You Pick? Why? http://kcur.org/post/tell-kcur-if-you-dressed-comicon-which-sci-fi-hero-would-you-pick-why <p></p><p>Science fiction conventions can feel like an alien world for newcomers.</p><p>People can speak differently at them, often invoking insider references about their favorite shows and comics.</p><p>And it’s a world where die-hard fans dress differently.</p><p>For instance, this weekend’s <a href="http://planetcomicon.wordpress.com/">Planet Comicon in Kansas City</a> &nbsp;is expected to attract droves of costumed convention-goers, dressed up like their favorite protagonists and antagonists from sci-fi novels and cinema.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:28:17 +0000 Alyson Raletz 52414 at http://kcur.org Tell KCUR: If You Dressed Up For Comicon, Which Sci-Fi Hero Would You Pick? Why? The Gothic Imagination http://kcur.org/post/gothic-imagination <p><a href="http://film.ku.edu/" target="_blank">University of Kansas Film and Media Studies</a> professor <strong>John C. Tibbetts</strong> is not just a film scholar, but a fan of its work, more specifically, <strong>science fiction</strong>.&nbsp; He had a strong influence: Tibbetts&#39; father was an early science fiction fan who named his son after Edgar Rice Burrough&#39;s second great hero, John Carter of Mars. Wed, 04 Jan 2012 22:23:38 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 10208 at http://kcur.org The Gothic Imagination