Mars Madness Exhibit in Arizona

The Mars Madness exhibit, subtitled “Sci-Fi, Popular Culture and Ray Bradbury’s Literary Journey to Outer Space” opened today and will be on display until August 1, 2014 in the Special Collections at the University of Arizona, 1510 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ. An array of Ray Bradbury material will be on display, including original works by the author, works of others who influenced him, pulp SF magazines, photos of Mars, movie memorabilia, and a selection of SF related toys on loan from the private collection of Wolf Forrest. The exhibit is guest curated by Gloria McMillan, editor of Orbiting Ray Bradbury’s Mars (McFarland).

The opening reception will be held on January 21, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. A book signing with McMillan will be held March 15, 2014, at 3:30 p.m., and a lecture, “Filming Pulp Poetry: Ray Bradbury and It Came From Outer Space” with assistant professor of the School of Theatre, Film and Television, Bradley Schauer, will be held on April 8, 2014, at 5 p.m.