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By Adam Roberts | May 11, 2011
Categories: Events and Appearances

OK? Here's what next week holds:

Out of this world?: Why Science Fiction speaks to us all

Friday 20 May 18.30 -20.00

The British Library Conference Centre

Throughout history, people have asked ‘what if?’. We have always allowed our imaginations to create other worlds as expressions of our wildest dreams, hopes and fears, and so better to understand our own. ‘Science Fiction’ expresses this human need in potent ways, but so does the work of Swift, Lewis Carroll and George Orwell. The story and present state of our speculations are explored by Erik Davis, China Miéville, Adam Roberts and Tricia Sullivan. Chaired by Sam Leith.

Tickets £7.50 / £5 available at, by calling 01937 546546 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri) or in person at The British Library

Do come! There's lots of other sfnal stuff stuff going on at the BL over the summer, too. And The British Library exhibition ‘Out of this World: Science Fiction but not as you know it’ opens on Friday 20 May as well. Come! I insist!

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3 Responses to “BL SF”

  1. Andy Winter Says:
    May 12th, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Booked my ticket for this only yesterday and am looking forward to attending. The exhibition looks very interesting, too.

  2. Adam Roberts Says:
    May 12th, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    See you there, Andy.

  3. Andy Winter Says:
    May 21st, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Did you notice Frank Skinner in the front row of your talk at the British Library last night? Did he stick around to get a book signed?