Back from an excellent BristolCon, and it’s time to turn my attention to the next highlight in my autumn con marathon: World Fantasy Con.
At 2pm on Thursday I’ll be at the Alchemy Press reading and …
… at noon on Friday it’ll be time to launch the anthology I’ll have read from on Thursday, The Alchemy Book of Urban Mythic.
At 5pm on Saturday I’ll be moderating a panel in the main programme stream: The Stars Their Destinations: Does Science Fiction Have a Future? “We’ve come a long way from Jules Verne and H.G Wells. Or even Robert A. Heinlein and John Wyndham, for that matter. The future is now – we are already living in the second decade of Arthur C. Clarke’s 21st century, and advances in science and technology regularly surpass what science fiction authors used to predict. So what are the prospects for scientific extrapolation? Will there always be new worlds to conquer, new frontiers to explore, or are audiences’ growing hunger for all things fantasy and horror a sign that there is nowhere left for science to boldly go in genre fiction…?” With Brian W. Aldiss, Stephen Baxter, Joe Haldeman, Peter F. Hamilton, Paul McAuley. (In case you were wondering: yes, I am slightly daunted at the company I’ll be in.)
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