Building Other Worlds: A Panel Discussion on Worldbuilding in SciFi

Monday 25th November 2019
18:00 - 19:30 at Waterstones, Cambridge

Building Other Worlds: A Panel Discussion on Worldbuilding in SciFi

Waterstones Cambridgeand the Anglia Ruskin Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy to discuss the wonders of world building in science fiction literature. The panellists Jane Rogers, Andrew Bannister and Chris Beckett will discuss their most recent work with author and CSFF General Director Dr. Tiffani Angus.

Jane Rogers has published nine novels, written original television and radio drama. Writing awards include the Arthur C Clark Award and Somerset Maugham Award. Her most recent publication Body Tourists is a literary dystopia set in a near-future London, at a small, private clinic, in which procedures are taking place on poor, robust teenagers that will bring the wealthy dead back to life for fourteen days.

 Andrew Bannister worked in the North Sea oilfields before becoming an Environmental Consultant. Stone Clock returns to the Spin - an artificially created solar system. Skarbo the Horologist makes one last journey across a war-torn galaxy where he will learn of the Spin’s past – and its astonishing future.

Chris Beckett has published seven novels and three short story collections. He won the Arthur C Clark award in 2012 for Dark Eden. Set in 1990, Beneath the World, a Sea follows Inspector en Ronson as he travels by river boat to the mysterious Submudo Delta, somewhere in South America, passing through a Zone that no one can ever remember, into a forest from which strange inhuman creatures creep from a hidden sea, to disturb the precarious order of human minds.


Tiffani Angus is an author in several genres, including SFF, horror, and historical fiction. She has a background in educational publishing and teaching fiction and non-fiction writing. Her research interests include British gardening history and the history of garden publishing, gardens in SFF, women in post-apocalyptic fiction, and time-travel narratives. Her debut novel—an adult version of The Children of Green Knowe or Tom’s Midnight Gardenwill be published in by Unsung Stories press.

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Monday 25th November 2019
18:00 - 19:30

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