Date / Heure
Date(s) - 13/10/2017
17 h 00 - 19 h 00
Maison des associations de Paris 6e
en partenariat avec la Société française de prospective
Science Fiction: The Evolutionary Mythology of the Future
(Changemakers Books, Target Publication Date for Volume One: Prometheus to the Martians, Summer, 2018)
Science fiction is the most visible, influential, and popular modern form of futurist thinking and imagination in the contemporary world. But why is science fiction so popular? Similar in many ways to the great myths of the past—creating total person immersion—it provides fantastical and visionary stories that engage and enlighten us, expanding our consciousness. For many people science fiction has became a total way of life. Science fiction is the evolutionary mythology of the future providing dramatic narratives of the future that both inspire and inform, as well as frighten us, about the possibilities of tomorrow.
This transformative and enlightening book series distills the mythological essence of science fiction. Author Thomas Lombardo offers a panoramic vision of the evolution of science fiction, from its ancient beginnings in mythology. Lombardo considers in depth how science fiction has both influenced and been influenced by the evolution of human society and human thought. He explains the intimate connection between science fiction and myth and illuminates the integral nature of science fiction within the ongoing evolution of the human mind. Within this evolutionary and mythic-informed journey through the history of science fiction, we travel from the innermost passions and dreams of the human spirit to the farthest reaches of the universe, human imagination, and beyond.
Tom Lombardo, Ph.D., is the Co-Director, with Jeanne Belisle Lombardo, M.A., of the Center for Future Consciousness.
Dr. Lombardo is the writer of numerous books and articles in psychology, philosophy, education, and the future.
Tom Lombardo is a fellow of the World Future Studies Federation (WFSF).