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Is Science Fiction the only true relevant literary genre today?

By Adam Roberts | October 24, 2011
Categories: Events and Appearances

You want an answer to that question? Why, then, you must come along to this:

Event: Is Science Fiction the only true relevant literary genre today?
7 November 2011
New Scientist and the Waterstones Gower Street Lecture Series present, Is Science Fiction the only truly relevant literary genre today?

Simon Ings, author of Dead Water, will be chairing this panel discussion on the importance and relevance of science fiction as a literary genre in today's modern world.

The panel will include British sci-fi author and three-time nominee of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, Adam Roberts, the director of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, Tom Hunter and John Sutherland, Emeritus Professor of Modern English Literature at UCL and author of the new book Lives of the Novelists.

Tickets are £6 for New Scientist readers and £5 for students. To purchase your tickets visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2361210444/eorg.

Is Science Fiction the only truly relevant literary genre today?
Chaired by Simon Ings
Date: Monday 7th November 2011, 7pm
Location: UCL, London, WC1E 7JG

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5 Responses to “Is Science Fiction the only true relevant literary genre today?”

  1. Gav Says:
    October 24th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    This sounds really interesting. Though it's a pity it's in London. I find it interesting that there's a [Emeritus] Professor of Lit on the panel. They don't often appear all that interested in Science Fiction. Do you happen to know if it will be videoed or anything?

  2. Adam Roberts Says:
    October 25th, 2011 at 7:11 am

    I don't know if there will be video; but I take your point about London. And (ahem) there will be two Professors of Lit on the panel ...

  3. James Says:
    October 25th, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Wow, sounds great. I hope it will be posted on YouTube.com!

  4. Lynne Says:
    October 26th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Will you be able to report back on this at all Professor Roberts? It would be interesting to hear the conclusions.

  5. Adam Roberts Says:
    October 26th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    I shall do my best.

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