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Archival Adventures: Super Science Stories: Lost Legion

Archival Adventures: Super Science Stories: Lost Legion

It's Speculative Fiction week! This week, we’ll explore the November 1941 issue of Super Science Stories as we look into Robert A. Heinlein’s “Lost Legacy.” This story was originally published under the title “Lose Legion” using the pen name Lyle Monroe. It presents a world where humans have the capacity for a range of telepathic and telekinetic abilities but are intentionally kept ignorant of those abilities. As requested by viewers, we’ll discuss similarities and differences between this story and L. Ron Hubbard’s “Dianetics.” Here are some links to some more information about Heinlein and this story:
•    The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction: Heinlein, Robert A. https://sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/heinlein_robert_a
•    ISFDB: Lost Legion by Lyle Monroe https://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/title.cgi?190427
•    Wikipedia: Lost Legacy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_Legacy

Join our community collections archivist, Anthony Wright de Hernandez, for a livestream on Twitch! Every week we explore and discuss materials from Special Collections and University Archives covering topics including university history, NASA pioneers, architecture, science fiction, cooking, LGBTQ+ history, Black history, urban legends, and more. Recordings of previous streams are available on the Libaries' Youtube page.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024 Show more dates
2:30pm - 4:30pm
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