Current Exhibitions

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First Floor

Game of Thrones Replica Weapons

Game of Thrones sword

View some of the Game of Thrones replica weapons, from the George R. R. Martin Collection.

For more information about this display or the George R. R. Martin Collection, please contact Jeremy Brett at

Second Floor

Live To Build A Better World: Despair, Survival, and Hope in Science Fiction’s Response to Environmental Change

January 19, 2021 - June 30, 2021

Visit our new exhibition, centered on a current and important topic: climate change, viewed from the perspective of Science Fiction authors featured in the Cushing Library’s collections.

This exhibition showcases over one hundred books and several movies posters, addressing the consequences of climate change on humanity:

  • novels, such as Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower and L.X. Beckett’s Gamechanger;
  • children’s books, such as The Lorax;
  • comics and manga, such as Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind;
  • classic science fiction stories;
  • and movies, such as The Road, Snowpiercer and Soylent Green.
Science Fiction entertains us, but it also makes us reflect on our present and reminds us that, if we do not take action now, our future will resemble a dystopian novel.

Exhibition Curators

  • Jeremy Brett, Curator, Science Fiction & Fantasy Research Collection 
  • Shelby Herbert, Library Associate I, Maps & GIS
  • Heatheryn Livngston 

For more information, please contact Jeremy Brett at