By way of introduction to the 13th issue, contributing author Ron Drummond will read from his essay/fiction hybrid, “The First Woman on Mars,” a story that proposes an original Mars settlement scenario with the potential to serve as the inspirational and “dramatic centerpiece” to unite all human endeavors in space. He will be joined by Kim Stanley Robinson, the science fiction writer and award-winning author of the Mars Trilogy and 2312. Together they will discuss the social, economic, and political implications of the human push into space and efforts to colonize Mars, as well as the ecological and sociological sustainability of life on the red planet and elsewhere in the solar system.
Taiwan-based magazine WHITE FUNGUS will hold two release events for its 13th issue during their one-month residency in San Francisco at Kadist Art Foundation.
Event #1: Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 3-5pm
Reading from “The First Woman on Mars” by Ron Drummond
Conversation with Kim Stanley Robinson, author of the Mars Trilogy
Event #2: Thursday, May 9th, 2013 at 8pm
Performances by Wang Fujui, Scott Arford, Samin Son, Mason Jones, and Betty Apple
Venue: The LAB, 2948 16th St, San Francisco, California 94103
Cost: $7 (includes copy of the issue)