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A real treat for true fans: Frankfurter Buchmesse's very first Sci-Fi Lounge.

A world of literature without science fiction? It would be as lifeless as Planet Earth without oxygen.
The new Sci-Fi Lounge at Frankfurter Buchmesse gives this important industry genre the spotlight it deserves.

We have dedicated the lounge to none other than the bestselling SF author Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018) - in her memory and out of deep admiration. She left her mark on science fiction literature like no other writer. In many of her novels, she created breath-taking worlds that broke out of the traditional constraints of the genre, transforming stereotypes like the "male hero". Her characters are driven by a mission - and by a deep humanity.

The Ursula Lounge - in the middle of the Frankfurt Pavilion, the new landmark of Frankfurter Buchmesse -will serve as the central meeting point for all science fiction enthusiasts.

"You are free. All you have is what you are, and what you give."

Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula: The Science-Fiction-Lounge.

The Highlights.

Video installation.

Another special feature of the Ursula Sci-Fi event can also be found at the Frankfurt Pavilion, the new heart of the BOOKFEST. The authors event is accompanied by a fascinating visual presentation. The transparent exterior façade of the Frankfurt Pavilion is designed by the video installation artist Mili Giacomelli with atmospheric projections related to the texts.

Author talks

The Ursula Lounge goes straight to the heart of the Sci-Fi genre: "What if…?" - and the invention of new worlds. Well-known science fiction writers like Dmitry Glukhovsky ("Metro 2033"), Dietmar Dath ("Pulsarnacht", "Venus siegt"), Andreas Brandhorst ("Ewiges Leben") and many others will talk about the art of inventing new worlds, and the passion that drives them personally.