Renowned science-fiction writer, Allen Steele, to speak at New England College
Allen Steele '82 flies the Space Shuttle simulator at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
Renowned science fiction writer and New England College alumnus, Allen Steele, will give a presentation on what science fiction is and what it isn’t on Wednesday, September 28 at 7:15 p.m. The presentation, sponsored by the Friends of the New England College Library, will be held in the Simon Center at 98 Bridge Street and is free and open to the public.
Allen Steele received his B.A. in Communications from New England College in 1982. His career as a journalist found him writing for newspapers in Tennessee, Missouri, and Massachusetts, and as a Washington correspondent. By 1988, Steele had published his first of 17 novels, 2 novellas, 5 collections of science fiction writing, and numerous short works of fiction and essays. His distinctive brand of science fiction is widely read in over a dozen countries.
An award-winning author many times over, Steele recently accepted his third Hugo Award for Best Novelette for “The Emperor of Mars” at the World Science Fiction Convention in Reno, Nevada. He is also the recipient of the Science Fiction Weekly Reader Appreciation Award, the Seiun Award for Best Foreign Short Story from Japan’s National Science Fiction Convention, the Locus Award, the Asimov’s Readers Award, the Science Fiction Chronicle Readers Award, the AnLab Award from Analog, the Donald A. Wollheim Award, the Phoenix Award, and numerous other awards and honors.
In 2001, Steele provided written testimony to the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Committee on Science, of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of private space development to complement the work done by the U.S. government. And he has successfully flown and landed the space shuttle simulator at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
Copies of Allen Steele’s work will be available for signing and purchase.