"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars" - O.W.

Current Study

Forthcoming Books:
Imagining the Unimaginable: Speculative Fiction and the Holocaust (Bloomsbury, 2019). Monograph.

Sideways in Time: Alternate History and Counterfactual Narratives (Liverpool University Press, 2019). Co-edited Collection.

Current Sub-Studies

Areas of Interest:
> Non-mimetic depictions of trauma
> literature, trauma, and ethics
> Science Fiction and Alternate History
> 20th and 21st century literature
> Comics and Graphic Novels
> Paratexts

27 August 2017

#SciFiSessions 1: Adam Roberts

I'm really excited to be able to announce a new series of monthly events at Waterstones on Gower Street in Bloomsbury. Each month I'll be talking to some science fiction, fantasy, or horror writers about their work. The aim is to showcase some of the most mind-expanding, exciting, innovative, and fun fiction in our genre today and we're calling these events Sci-Fi Sessions!

Our first session will be held on September 25th at 6.30pm and I'm delighted to be welcoming Adam Roberts, three times-nominee for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, professor of 19th Century literature at Royal Holloway University, and a leading scholar of science fiction. Adam will be discussing his latest novel The Real-Town Murders: a murder mystery thriller in the style of Alfred Hitchcock, set in near-future England. Adam has been a keynote speaker for me for both CRSF and Sideways in Time, and I wrote a chapter for the collection of essays based on his work edited by Anna McFarlane and Christos Callow and published by Gylphi in 2016. I've known Adam for a number of years now, and been a fan of his fiction for even longer, so I can be sure this will be an entertaining and insightful conversation.

As a bonus, he'll also be joined by another exciting writer who will be announcing in the coming days. Watch this space!

Tickets for the event are £6 (£4 for students), you get a glass of wine on arrival, and if you buy a book on the night you can claim your ticket price as a discount. You can buy them in store or online, here: https://www.waterstones.com/events/sci-fi-sessions-adam-roberts/london-gower-street



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