archive: Re: SETI Global Brain/Superorganism - Humanity's Future

Re: SETI Global Brain/Superorganism - Humanity's Future

Dr. H. Paul Shuch ( (no email) )
Fri, 18 Dec 1998 09:08:12 -0500

At 05:36 AM 12/18/98 -0800, Alfred A. Aburto Jr. wrote:

>Reminds me of the famous science fiction classics by
>E.E. 'DOC' Smith, "THE LENSMAN" series of books, These
>were orginally published in the 30's I believe ...

Al, you've just hit on one of my favorites. Those books also spoke of the
Arisians and the Boskonians, two warring, space-faring species. Isn't it
interesting that the two big annual New England science fiction conventions
are Arisia and Boskone? I'll be speaking at Arisia next month, but please
note the dates in the last issue of SearchLites are WRONG. The conference
is actually 8 - 10 January.

BTW, the New England Science Fiction Society presents an annual The Edward
E. Smith Memorial Award for Imaginative Fiction. The trophy,
appropriately, contains a large lens. Three years ago it went to SETI
League members Joe and Gaye Haldeman. See
<http://www.setileague.org/press/pres9603.htm>.
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