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There are events for just about every age and interest at the Book Festival, bringing readers and writers together for inspiration, entertainment and discussion. Around 1000 authors appear in over 800 events, including novelists, poets, scientists, sportsmen, illustrators, comics creators, historians, musicians, biographers, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides.

Charles Stross & Jo Walton with Ken MacLeod

End Times, Crazy Years

Wednesday 16 August 7:15pm - 8:15pm

There are plenty of inventions in science fiction that have proved to be accurate predictions of the future, but how does it feel when reality begins to look grimly like a dystopian fiction? Today two leading authors of the genre, Charles Stross and Jo...
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Adam Roberts & Jo Walton with Ken MacLeod

What Makes SF so Great?

Thursday 17 August 5:30pm - 6:30pm

How is science fiction sharpened by the dialogue between writers and critics and between fans and academics? Today, Guest Selector Ken MacLeod joins writer and University of London lecturer Adam Roberts, whose protagonist in new novella Bethany has been...

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