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DVPS Speaker: Michael Swanwick on "Bones of the Earth"

The Delaware Valley Paleontological Society
(In conjunction with their regular monthly meeting)
Presents Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Writer:  Michael Swanwick
In a Lively Talk on His Paleo-Sci-Fi Novel:  “Bones of the Earth”

Michael Swanwick is one of the most prolific and popular science fiction writers of his generation, and is the recipient of close to every major award in his genre (the Hugo, Nebula, Theodore Sturgeon, and World Fantasy Awards). "Scherzo with Tyrannosaur" won a Hugo award for best short story. Now Mr. Swanwick will speak on the outstanding and acclaimed novel inspired by that work, “Bones of the Earth”, a book which, in the words of Richard Horton, “combines several well-integrated (and rather original) SFnal ideas with some neat scientific speculation, interesting characters, a compelling plot, and a powerfully argued theme about the nature of science and the human urge to do science." More intriguingly, the work delves into the paleontological community and presents individually-crafted persona, reflecting the many personalities therein, populating a time-travel scenario, and possibly even answering the conjectures of the ages.

Date:    Thursday, October 27, 2005
Time:    7:30 P.M.
Place:   The Academy of Natural  Sciences

In Philadelphia, Pa, 19th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The Commons Room, 19th St. Entrance (Free and open to the public.) Q&A, Discussion, Books Available & Book Signing immediately following the talk
For further information contact the DVPS website at www.DVPS.org

Patricia Kane-Vanni, pkv1@erols.com or paleopatti@hotmail.com http://groups.msn.com/DinosaurandFossilDigs

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