POSTPONED: BSFA London Meeting 28th February Tade Thompson interviewed by Liz Williams

With apologies, this event will no longer be taking place on Wednesday February 28th due to the current and forecast inclement weather conditions. We will endeavour to reschedule this event for another time.

This month's special guest is author Tade Thompson. Tade's story story The Apologists was nominated for a BSFA Award for Best Short Fiction for 2016 and also selected for Newcon Press's anthology Best of British Science Fiction 2016. Tade is also the author of Rosewater, which was a John W. Campbell Award Finalist, and Making Wolf, which won the Kitschies Golden Tentacle Award. The Murders of Molly Southborne is his latest work, which has recently been optioned for screen adaptation.

Tade will be interviewed by Liz Williams, a multiple nominee for the Philip K. Dick Award, Liz is the author of many novels such as Winterstrike, Nine Layers of Sky, Banner of Souls (which was also shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award), The Ghost Sister, Empire of Bones, Darkland, Bloodmind, The Poison Master and the Detective Chen novels. She has also written two volumes of The Diary of a Witchcraft Shop, concerning the everyday bemusements of running a witchcraft shop in Glastonbury.

 

The BSFA’s Monthly London Meetings are FREE!

When: usually the 4th Wed of each month (excl Dec).  Fans meet from 1800 in the main downstairs bar upstairs start at 19:00 -though some regulars go upstairs earlier. Interview starts ~19:15.

Where:
You can find us upstairs at:
The Artillery Arms, 102 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8ND

Nearest Tube/NatRail: Old St-exit 3 (->Barbican).  Brewery: Fullers.  Hot food available.  SF Book raffle* (tickets 5 for £1)

Some attendees join the Speaker/Meeting Organisers later for an informal (usually Thai) meal.

Future meetings: 28th March TBA

London Meeting: A Tribute to Brian Aldiss 24th January

Our next meeting is a tribute to the legendary novelist Brian Aldiss who passed away in 2017. Although not one of the founder members of the BSFA, Brian was  given the #1 membership number very early in its days, and we were honoured to have him as our special guest at the BSFA/SFF joint AGM and mini-convention a couple of years ago.

Brian Aldiss won BSFA Awards in 1971 for his collection, The Moment of Eclipse, and in 1973 won a special award for Billion Year Spree. In 1982 he won the Best Novel award for Helliconia Spring, repeating the win in 1985 for Helliconia Winter.

The evening will feature readings from several authors including BSFA Award-winning Dave Hutchinson.

The BSFA's Monthly London Meetings are FREE!

When: usually the 4th Wed of each month (excl Dec).  Fans meet from 1800 in the main downstairs bar upstairs start at 19:00 -though some regulars go upstairs earlier. Interview starts ~19:15.

Where:
You can find us upstairs at:
The Artillery Arms, 102 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8ND

Nearest Tube/NatRail: Old St-exit 3 (->Barbican).  Brewery: Fullers.  Hot food available.  SF Book raffle* (tickets 5 for £1)

Some attendees join the Speaker/Meeting Organisers later for an informal (usually Thai) meal.

Future meetings: 28th February, we welcome Tade Thompson, author of Rosewater and The Murders of Molly Southbourne.

London Meeting November 22nd: Anne Charnock interviewed by Glyn Morgan

This month's guest is author Anne Charnock.

 

Before becoming a science-fiction author, Anne Charnock was a foreign correspondent who got to travel the world. Her debut novel A Calculated Life, was a finalist for the 2013 Philip K. Dick and Kitschies Golden Tentacle Awards. Sleeping Embers of an Ordinary Mind was named one of The Guardian’s best SFF books of 2015. Her current novel, Dreams Before the Start of Time, released in April 2017, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly.

In 2017, she became “interviewer in residence” for the Arthur C. Clarke Award as part of the award’s collaboration with Ada Lovelace Day.

Anne will be interviewed by former Vector editor, Glyn Morgan.

Glyn recently completed his Ph.D in English Literature at the University of Liverpool, and is a Current Research in Speculative Fiction (CRSF) conference team leader as well as co-founder and events organiser of Twisted Tales Events.

BSFA Monthly London Meetings (all welcome- free : one does NOT have to be a BSFA member to attend)

When: usually the 4th Wed of each month (excl Dec).  Fans meet from 1800 in the main downstairs bar-prompt upstairs start at 1900 -though some regulars go upstairs earlier.

Where: Artillery Arms (upstairs –private– bar) 102 Bunhill Row (corner of Dufferin St)  EC1Y 8ND
Nearest Tube/NatRail: Old St-exit 3 (->Barbican).  Brewery: Fullers.  Hot food available.  SF Book raffle* (tickets 5 for £1)
Some attendees join the Speaker/Meeting Organisers later for an informal (usually Thai) meal. (though no obligation to partake).

Future meetings:

London Meeting 25th October, Gaie Sebold and Guest

This month, our guest author is Gaie Sebold.

Photo via Rebellion Publishing.

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Gaie is the author of two rather splendid book series:  Babylon Steel and Dangerous Gifts were published by Solaris, thrilling tales following the adventures of a brothel keeper; the Gears of Empire steampunk series followed, Shanghai Sparrow, which came out in 2014, and Sparrow Falling is the latest book. Gaie is also a prolific short fiction writer, and "A Change of Heart" from the Wicked Women anthology was nominated for a British Fantasy Award.

BSFA Monthly London Meetings (all welcome- free : one does NOT have to be a BSFA member to attend)

When: usually the 4th Wed of each month (excl Dec).  Fans meet from 1800 in the main downstairs bar-prompt upstairs start at 1900 -though some regulars go upstairs earlier.

Where: Artillery Arms (upstairs –private– bar) 102 Bunhill Row (corner of Dufferin St)  EC1Y 8ND
Nearest Tube/NatRail: Old St-exit 3 (->Barbican).  Brewery: Fullers.  Hot food available.  SF Book raffle* (tickets 5 for £1)
Some attendees join the Speaker/Meeting Organisers later for an informal (usually Thai) meal. (though no obligation to partake).

Future meetings:

 

22nd November Anne Charnock interviewed by Glyn Morgan

BSFA London Meeting 27/09/17: Lavie Tidhar interviewed by Konrad Walewski

Photograph by Kevin Nixon. (c) Future Publishing 2013.

This month's guest is Lavie Tidhar. Lavie Tidhar is the World Fantasy Award-winning author of Osama (2011), of The Violent Century (2013) and of the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize winning A Man Lies Dreaming (2014). His latest novel is the Campbell Award winning and Clarke Award-nominated Central Station (2016).

Konrad Walewski

He will be interviewed by Konrad Walewski who is a writer, translator, anthologist, literary critic, and the editor and co-publisher of the Polish edition of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.

 

BSFA Monthly London Meetings (all welcome- free : one does NOT have to be a BSFA member to attend)

When: usually the 4th Wed of each month (excl Dec).  Fans meet from 1800 in the main downstairs bar-prompt upstairs start at 1900 -though some regulars go upstairs earlier.

Where: Artillery Arms (upstairs –private– bar) 102 Bunhill Row (corner of Dufferin St)  EC1Y 8ND
Nearest Tube/NatRail: Old St-exit 3 (->Barbican).  Brewery: Fullers.  Hot food available.  SF Book raffle* (tickets 5 for £1)
Some attendees join the Speaker/Meeting Organisers later for an informal (usually Thai) meal. (though no obligation to partake).

 

Future meetings:

 

25th October Gaie Sebold

22nd November Anne Charnock interviewed by Glyn Morgan