Speaker(s): Neal Stephenson, John Clute, Dr Roger Luckhurst, Andy Sawyer, Dr Martin Willis, Professor Tim Connell
Date/Time: 08/05/2008, 13:30–17:30
Venue: Royal College of Surgeons, Lincoln’s Inn
The programme will be:
13.30 — Introduction (Professor Tim Connell, Fellow of Gresham College)
13.40 — ‘The Fork: Science Fiction versus Mundane Culture’ (Neal Stephenson)
14.20 — ‘The overlap between Science Fiction and other genres’ (Andy Sawyer, Librarian of the Science Fiction Foundation Collection, The University of Liverpool)
15.00 — ‘Horror motifs’ (John Clute, Editor of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction)
15.40 — Break
15.50 — ‘Science Fiction in the Nineteenth Century’ (Dr Martin Willis, University of Glamorgan)
16.30 — ‘Modern British Science Fiction’ (Dr Roger Luckhurst, Birkbeck, University of London)
17.10 — Summary (Professor Tim Connell, Fellow of Gresham College)
Followed by a drinks reception until 6.30pm.
It’s a Thursday, but as Liz nearly put it, that lineup is worth a day off, so Nic and I have signed up for tickets (which are free, but need to be reserved). Anyone else interested?