Dark Societies Panel - Waterstones, Piccadilly

The Post-Apocalyptic Book Club
The prestigious Arthur C Clarke Award for Science Fiction Literature is due to be announced on Wednesday 1st May at The Royal Society.

In celebration of this, the Post-apocalyptic Book Club and Waterstones Piccadilly are hosting a discussion event, on Thursday 2nd May at 7pm, which will delve into the murky depths of dystopia, its impact on Sci-Fi literature and what the awards mean to genre fiction.

They have also managed to snag a fantastic panel, all of whom are excellent speakers so a fun and interesting night is guaranteed!

The speakers are:

  • Tom Hunter – Award Director of The Arthur C Clarke Award for Science Fiction Literature.
  • Robert Grant – Author of Writing The Science Fiction Film, Literary Editor for SCI-FI-LONDON and one of the jury for this years The Arthur C Clarke Award.
  • Anne Perry – Assistant Editor at Hodder & Stoughton, co-editor of Pornokitsch and co-founder of The Kitschies Awards.
  • Adam Roberts - British science fiction writer, academic and critic. Author of the 2013 BSFA Award for Best Novel, Jack Glass.
  • Frances Hardinge - British author best known for her novel 'Fly By Night' which in 2006 won the Branford Boase Award. Her 2012 novel A Face Like Glass was nominated and short listed for a Kitschie.
  • Jeff Norton - Canadian author, writer-director, and founder of creative incubator Awesome. Jeff is best known for the best-selling Metawars series, and MetaWars 3.0: Battle of the Immortal is released the day of the panel!

The panel will take place on Thursday 2nd May 2013 at 7.00pm at Waterstones, Piccadilly. Tickets are just £5.00/£3.00 Waterstones Card holders and you can by either emailing events@piccadilly.waterstones.co.uk or telephoning 020 7851 2400.

Spaces will be limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

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