Born of earth or brought back from far away, biological or viral invasions or diseases can affect humans on any scale; from protecting or plaguing an individual to becoming an epidemic that affects us all. Our authors take on a topic that Literature has meditated on from its inception; from Defoe’s Journal of the Plague Year, to Mary Shelley’s The Last Man, to Marquez’s 100 Years of Solitude, to Camus’s The Plague, to King’s The Stand.
They will show us the good, the bad, but not the bland; and predict the future of infection and infestation in any of its various forms. What is the nature of the diseases, contagions or contaminations have in store?
The event features a special presentation by Clarke-award winning author, Geoff Ryman. Geoff also won the BSFA Best Non-fiction Award in 2017 for “100 African Writers of SFF”.
Other authors and contributors include:
- Allen Ashley: “Do Not Exceed Stated Dose”
- Antoine Saint Honore: “Cholesterol 5.9 BigFLY”
- C. R. Dudley: “Toxic Duck Inc”
- David Turnbull: “The War that Ended Yesterday”
- Ian Steadman: “Transmissions from the Vitality Pod”
- Jessica Laine: “L-One-LY Virus”
- Mark Huntley-James: “Fat of the Land”
- Stephen Oram: “The Queen’s Heart”
Where: LIBRARY London (Main Room), 112 St. Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BD
Tue 20 February 2018, 18:30 – 21:00 GMT
Tickets £6 available from Eventbrite here.