Since October 2015 London has a new genera writers group entitled “Spectrum: The London Science Fiction & Fantasy Writer’s Group“. It has actually been meeting for a number of years but recently moved to a new online home where it seems to be going fron strength to strength and now has close to 100 members. Continue reading
On Wednesday 27th January 2016 we’ll be trying our best to stream January’s Jeff Noon interview, live online. Between now and then a public domain recording of The Planet’s by Gustav Holst will be playing and we’d like your feedback on it. Just open the link & let us know what you hear.
MP3 audio only
For the last few months Chad Dixon has been valiantly trying his best to broadcast BSFA interviews with Periscope, it’s a little error prone so if it doesn’t work we’ll just do the audio. Cheers Chad!
Audio and Video – on the night.
Due to the popularity of this event we are moving to a new BIGGER venue which luckily is close by. Andrea has surpassed herself finding this venue 🙂
The Reliance, 336 Old Street, EC1V 9DR
MAP LINK: https://goo.gl/maps/
The ScienceFictionBookClub.org conclude their 2015 Best of British Season in November with three books:
- House of Suns by Alastair Reynolds on November 9th**
- The Time Machine by H.G. Wells on November 23rd**
- The Time Ships by Stephen Baxter on November 30th**
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The ScienceFictionBookClub.org continue their 2015 Best of British Season in October with:
- Ack-Ack Macaque by Gareth L. Powell on October 12th**
- The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North on October 26th**
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British SF stalwart Jeff Noon is working with Ravendesk Games to bring you a RPG based on his popular book Vert and it’s all being organised on Kickstarter.
Vurt: The Tabletop Roleplaying Game is an RPG based on the visionary and hallucinatory science fiction of author Jeff Noon (who won the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Vurt in 1994). Amid the glass-strewn streets of the lethal and anarchic Manchester England of the near future, players ingest slender Vurt feathers to travel to parallel worlds as vivid, unique, and unpredictable as our wildest dreams. But they’re no mere fantasies. These worlds – and all the wonders and horrors they contain – are as a real, and every bit as dangerous, as the one you were born in.
A new Science Fiction and Fantasy writers group has been started in the South London Borough of Sutton. Writing on the groups front page the organiser Logan has this to say.
This group is only for writers of science fiction or fantasy. The aim of the group is an every two weeks meet up, where the participants take two chapters to read. When they meet again they give a critique on these chapters.
So the group is for anyone who is writing a novel or even has a completed manuscript.
One of the biggest problems facing writers is having proper assessments on chapters, from likeminded people. Having positive feedback and constructive criticism is one of the main tools every writer needs.
The first meeting is scheduled for Sunday 2nd August and the venue is To Be Confirmed.
Full details can be found at the groups meetup. http://www.meetup.com/Sci-Fi-and-fantasy-writers-group/
Our August London event will feature a VERY special guest. Peter Hamilton will be our guest on 12th August (please note this is the 2nd Wednesday of the month rather than the 3rd). We will confirm the venue shortly. And of course, the fabulous Gareth L. Powell, writer of the Ack Ack Macaque series of novels, and BSFA Best Novel Award winner.
Location: Blackett Lecture Theatre 1, Blackett Laboratory Building, Imperial College London. Map is here.
ALL WELCOME – FREE ENTRY (Non-members welcome)
The interview will start at 7 pm.
There will be a raffle (£1 for five tickets), with a selection of sf novels as prizes.
For further information about the London meetings, contact Andrea Dietrich, London Meetings Organiser, email@example.com
Start Time: 19:00