Virtual Event: Short Tales From the Mothership

May 19, 2020
4:00 PM–5:00 PM

Short Tales From the Mothership is back, only this time it’s coming to you in a more futuristic/modern event format, via Zoom! In the 1970s, sci-fi magazine editor George Hay encouraged authors such as Arthur C. Clarke, the namesake of UC San Diego’s Clarke Center, to write short postcard stories. Taking inspiration from Hay, this annual sci-fi micro fiction event allows participants to submit short stories inspired by UC San Diego’s iconic Geisel Library building, designed by famed architect William Pereira.

We’ve collected more than 20 story submissions (science fiction or fantasy). Participants will be either reading their works or they will have an actor read their story for them.

This virtual event is free and open to the public. Curious about what to expect? Visit the UCTV Library Channel to watch the 2017 event.

Event Contact: Scott Paulson,, (858) 822-5758