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Homer’s Robots and the First Interplanetary War: 13:15-13:45 Thursday 26th February

February 25, 2015

Homer’s Robots and the First Interplanetary War: the origins of Sci Fi

Malcolm Heath investigates the classical roots of Sci Fi in terms of genre definition and content. An analysis of Homer’s Hephaestus and Lucian’s flying ship and Moon Men will be accompanied by comparisons with modern science fiction writers including H. G. Wells.

Venue: Leeds City Museum

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