The TCR Sci-Fi Showcase, hosted by Laurie Penny | Adrian Tchaikovsky, Justina Robson and Chris Beckett
Tuesday 14th November 19:00 at London - Tottenham Court Road
2017 has been a great year for sci-fi, from the release of Blade Runner 2049 and The Handmaid’s Tale to Naomi Alderman’s The Power winning the Bailey’s Prize.
TCR is delving into the worlds of science fiction for an evening of readings and discussion from different perspectives.
Adrian Tchaikovsky’s new book Dogs of War explores the rights and roles of genetically engineered dog soldiers. He won the 2017 British Fantasy Award, and his 2016 Arthur C. Clarke Award winning novel Children of Time was described by author James Lovegrove as "superior stuff, tackling big themes – gods, messiahs, artificial intelligence, alienness – with brio".
Science Fiction and Fantasy writer has Justina Robson has written ten novels, a collection of short stories and a Transformers book, and has been a judge for the Arthur C Clarke Award on behalf of The Science Fiction Foundation. Her novels and stories range widely over SF and Fantasy, often in combination and often featuring AIs and machines who aren’t exactly what they seem.
America City by Chris Beckett, another Arthur C. Clarke Award winner, is released on 2 November, and explores America one century from now, when a warmer climate is causing vast movements of people. His series Dark Eden, Mother of Eden and Daughter of Eden, described by The Guardian as “one of the most accomplished and interesting science-fiction trilogies of recent years”.Tickets are £3 and redeemable against a book purchase.
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