60 minute illustrated lecture presented to international SF conferences
in London and Glasgow and to high school art and literature students:
Choosing illustrations that range from art history, science fiction art
and films, to her own drawings of premature and hydrocephalic infants,
Spears challenges the audience to ask, "What is alien? What is it
that makes us afraid?"
and sometimes spooky. With this image (of the unborn) in mind, she describes
ET and his ilk as 'the foetal alien.'"
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