On Wednesday we went to HousingWorks Bookstore Cafe to see three amazing sci-fi authors, Andri Magnason, Sean Ferrell, and Stephen H. Segal, discuss their latest books. Intern Emilio Herce had some interesting thoughts about the event, especially about Magnason’s novel LoveStar.
The hero of this novel, the eponymous LoveStar, has discovered a way for humans to communicate through brain waves. “How similar are authors to LoveStar’s mad genius?” Emilio asks.
“Even outside of science fiction, a genre predicated on blurring the lines of identity, this this true,” Emilio writes. ”Writers give up health, happiness, and even sleep for the purpose of an idea, even allowing themselves to be defined by it. But even if you’re not a writer, how much are each of us definable by the ideas that inhabit our head? This thought has now been implanted into my brain, that whoever I am at this moment can be measured by the thoughts and ideas currently monopolizing my head space, and it is one I cannot seem to shake.”
If you’re as fascinated as Emilio by these ideas, consider inviting Magnason to speak at your own event.