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

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

Larry Klaes ( )
Fri, 18 Dec 1998 09:30:06 -0500

For those who may not know what the Lensmen are:


At 09:08 AM 12/18/1998 -0500, Dr. H. Paul Shuch wrote:

>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
>H. Paul Shuch, Ph.D. Executive Director, The SETI League, Inc.
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