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UWFox Professor Presents ‘Time Travel in Science Fiction’

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For fans of time travel themes in science fiction, here’s an opportunity to learn more about the genre and discuss some of its most popular books, movies and authors. Bill Gillard, assistant professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is hosting a public presentation called, “Time Travel in Science Fiction,” in the Lower Level Meeting Room of the Appleton Public Library on Thursday, October 18, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Gillard’s recommended reading and viewing list includes some of the most popular sci-fi time travel books, movies and TV shows. Included in his list are “The Time Machine” by H.G. Wells; “City on the Edge of Forever” and “Yesterday’s Enterprise,” classic Star Trek episodes; and selections from “The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century.”

Gillard earned his Master’s Degree in Fine Arts, specializing in Creative Writing, from Fairleigh-Dickinson University, and is a published author. His teaching areas of expertise include creative writing, Shakespeare, and science fiction, and he has been teaching at the collegiate level for over seven years.

Admission is free for Gillard’s presentation and discussion. Registration is not required. For more information about the program, contact the Appleton Public Library at 832-6170, visit http://apl.org/programs/lecture.html.

posted on 10/17/2007