If you’re a science fiction author (and this may be focussed on the UK) you might like to know that HarperCollins and the BFI (British Film Institute) are staging a free virtual Science Fiction Festival the weekend of November 15/16, 2014.
The event is designed to probe the link between literature and film – HarperCollins publish authors including Asimov, Bradbury, Clarke and Gibson so have some idea what they’re talking about.
There is also a competition for short stories and posters – see full details here: MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR #BFIVOYAGER. Themes for the story (you have a week!) are:
Tomorrow’s World – from post-apocalyptic wastelands to megacities to far-flung dystopia – best described by Ray Bradbury as ‘sociological studies of the future’
Altered States – the science fiction of ‘inner space’ mad scientists, mutants, man-machines and mind-bending trips – what points us towards the fragile and untrustworthy thing that is consciousness.
Contact! – time to explore life from all corners of the universe and across multiple dimensions.