BBF 2019: The Fantastical Mirror: Science Fiction Across Boundaries.
Friday 14th June 15:00 - 16:00 at Belfast
Science fiction is the 'mirror' genre, which gives a safe place to reflect on the world around us. Yet, in Northern Ireland, the genre does not have the visibility that might be expected. This panel will explore what is happening in the genre locally and why it has not, as yet, gained prominence in Northern Ireland. Is it a lack of people writing the genre, a lack of visibility for those who do, or does infrastructure and how we support writing and writers have a part to play, too?
Zo Zebedee is the Belfast based author of the Abendau space opera trilogy, Innish Carriag and Water and the Wild. She is active in the science fiction community, incuding TitanCon, and teaches courses on writing science fiction and fantasy.
Byddi Lee is an Armagh-based writer. She runs Flash Fiction Armagh and writes the blog 'We Didn't Come Here For The Grass". She has published short fiction and one novel, March to November.
Book your ticket today
Terms & Conditions
Please note that events can occasionally be cancelled at short notice or their times or dates may alter; we therefore recommend that you check with the shop before travelling.
If you are unable to attend an event we can often reserve signed copies. Please contact the host shop for details. Reserved copies cannot be guaranteed and may not always carry dedications.
All signings (unless otherwise stated) operate on a first come first served basis, so early arrival is often recommended.
Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App?