Swanwick, Dozois, Purdom, and Bova Honored in Philadelphia Exhibit

Science fiction writers Michael Swanwick, Gardner Dozois, Tom Purdom, and Ben Bova were among 50 people honored in a display at the Philadelphia International Airport titled “Philadelphia’s Literary Legacy: Selected Authors, Playwrights, and Poets – from Writers of the Declaration of Independence to Present Day”. The airport partnered with the Free Library of Philadelphia to select a wide range of authors including Benjamin Franklin, Louisa May Alcott, and Pearl S. Buck.

A ceremony at the airport on July 2, 2013 celebrated the opening of the exhibit, with Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter in attendance.