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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.

Nalo Hopkinson, Ken MacLeod, Ada Palmer & Charles Stross

Rockets to Utopia?

Friday 18 August 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Four leading writers explore speculative fiction’s role in imagining hopeful futures. Nalo Hopkinson is an important voice in Caribbean and Canadian fiction, and author of novels including Sister Mine, while Ada Palmer’s Seven Surrenders is the...

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