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The Stars Are Ours

March 29 - September 20, 2019

"The Stars Are Ours”: Infinite Diversities in Science Fiction and Fantasy is the newest exhibit at Cushing Memorial Library and Archives. Items from the Library’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Reseach Collection provide a window into the diversities of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and culture that have always been a part of science fiction and fantasy. 

The Stars Are Ours recognizes and centers on diverse creators and audiences. Books in the exhibit range from time travel to space opera and other genres. Some of the many books represented in the exhibit are The Female Man, Dune and Memoirs of a Spacewoman. Explore the arts and visual media Cushing has displayed with posters from famous movies such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman and TV series like Star Trek: Discovery and Luke Cage. Album covers from David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars and Janelle Monae’s The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III)are on display as well.

“What both this exhibit and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Collection at Cushing Library hope to show visitors is simply this: science fiction and fantasy and horror, in their abounding variations, are part of our shared cultural heritage,” said Jeremy Brett, curator of the exhibit. “They are not, nor have they ever been, the property of any one class of creator or fan.”

Also included in the exhibition are the 1984 Grand Master Award and the 1998 World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement for famed female sci-fi and fantasy writer Andre Norton. She was the first woman to be made a Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

Contact Info:
For more information about the opening or the exhibit, contact Jeremy Brett, at 979.458.7882 or