Exhibition Bookshelf

Exhibition Bookshelf: The Sci-Fi Edition 
Collaboratively organized by The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and Left Bank Books, Exhibition Bookshelf explores the visual and literary arts through a unique book club led by science fiction writer Mark W. Tiedemann. A selection of Science Fiction literature is paired with the Pulitzer's exhibition, Art of Its Own Making, that questions whether or not a work of art is ever finished. On view February 14 - August 20, 2014, Art of Its Own Making features sculpture, installation, film, and multimedia works by a diverse group of artists who examine how elements outside of their control impact the works of art they create. 
Exhibition Bookshelf is free to join, but space is limited. Please register with Programs Coordinator Philip Matthews at pmatthews@pulitzerarts.org or (314) 446-2057. Featured books are available to club members at a discounted price at Left Bank Books. Exhibition Bookshelf continues the third Saturday of the month at the Pulitzer. 

March 15th, 2:00pm: The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
April 19th, 2:00pm: Crystal World by J. G. Ballard
May 17th, 2:00pm: The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. LeGuin
June 21st, 2:00pm: Burning Chrome by William Gibson
July 26th, 2:00pm: Midnight Robber by Nalo Hopkinson 
Mark W. Tiedemann has published ten novels, including Compass Reach (PKD Award nominee), Remains (Tiptree Award finalist) and three in the ongoing Asimov's Robot City series, Mirage, Chimera, and Aurora.  (He also believes firmly in the Oxford comma.)  As well, he has published over 50 short stories, a number of which are included in a new collection, Gravity Box, coming soon from Walrus Publishing. A lifelong resident of St. Louis, he has also served on the board of the Missouri Center for the Book, worked as a commercial photographer, and now peddles books at Left Bank Books.  He has pretensions at being a musician, likes reading his work aloud (preferably before an audience).  Occasionally he's been called a polymath, but really he's sort of a polyglot...or maybe just has a low boredom threshold.  Name calling aside, he has wide interests (a polite way of saying he knows a little bit about a whole lot and not a whole lot about anything in particular) and when not in public can be found (if at all) reading and/or writing. He shares all this with his companion, Donna, who says she likes the stories. 
Visit pulitzerarts.org for the full schedule.

The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts is located at 3716 Washington Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108. 
The Martian Chronicles Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062079930
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 11th, 2011

March 2014 selection

The Crystal World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374520960
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - December 19th, 1988

April 2014 selection

The Lathe of Heaven Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416556961
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Published: Scribner Book Company - May 1st, 2008

May 2014 selection

Burning Chrome Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060539825
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Published: Voyager - July 29th, 2003

June 2014 selection

Midnight Robber Cover Image
ISBN: 9780446675604
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 1st, 2000

July 2014 selection