One Hundred Years Hence
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Opened in March of 2010, this exhibit highlighted the treasures of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Collection and touched on authors, history, themes, and the unexpected connections that exist in the science fiction world.
From their origins as, arguably, a fringe interest, science fiction and fantasy have increased in profiled to become a major media force. Within the academic setting, the genres have increased in viability as a subject of serious scholarly inquiry. This combination of wide popularity and growing critical scrutiny prompted the creation of the One Hundred Years Hence exhibit and catalogue.
Matching this mainstream interest in and acceptance of science fiction culture has been the growth of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Collection. It had its beginnings in the 1970s with the acquisition of science fiction magazines including Weird Tales, and grew to include pulp paperbacks, comics, and archives—including the papers of George R. R. Martin, Chad Oliver, Howard Waldrop, Bill Crider, and Martha Wells, and the Star Trek collections of Tim Weaver and Sharon Faye Wilbur. The collection now contains 27,945 titles, over 46,000 pieces, and some 100 archival collections, and ranks in the top ten collections of science fiction and fantasy in the United States.