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Physics Professor Daniel W. Koon recently gave an invited lecture at a science fiction and fantasy writers workshop in Havana, Cuba.

Koon's lecture, "La CF Global y el Proyecto SETI (La Búsqueda de Imaginación Extraterritorial)" ["Global SF and the SETI Project (The Search for Extraterritorial Imagination)"], was given at a special meeting of the Espacio Abierto science fiction and fantasy writers' workshop April 24, 2010, in Havana, Cuba. Workshop members include some of the foremost Cuban genre writers, winners of various national and international contests. While in Cuba, Koon conducted research on the history of science fiction during the so-called "Special Period," and how writers dealt with a scarcity of Siberian forest paper pulp and East German ink that made traditional publishing impossible.

More: Daniel Koon's Web site

Posted: April 30, 2010

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