Dr Suzy Gray uses drama and augmented reality to explore science fictional concepts ranging from the political implications of energy transference to the emotional outcomes of super-positioning. I’ll be interviewing her about her influences and how less expected media like theatre and poetry can explore science fiction in original and compelling ways at the monthly […]
Losers by Phil Jones Virtual Futures: Tomorrow’s Wars – 17th April 2018 Inspiration & Terror by Andrew Wallace Virtual Futures began in the early 1990s, when writers, thinkers, performers and scientists got together at Warwick University to grapple with the implications of technological changes sweeping society. Now that we are in that feared and fabled…
Fans like me had wanted a Wonder Woman movie for years, but despite the character’s popularity the false narrative that a female-led superhero movie would fail to attract moviegoers kept her off the big screen. Fortunately, the success of The Hunger Games led DC/Warner to shoehorn Wonder Woman into Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, […]
Extruded Bodies & Phantom Flesh by Andrew Wallace Virtual Futures’ March 2018 Near Future Fictions Salon explored the theme of Virtual Persons Virtual Futures grew out of a series of conferences in the mid-90s that sought to develop a new discipline that would confront the technologisation of culture. Its latest incarnation is a regular ‘Salon’,…
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I’ll be reading from my upcoming novel Celebrity Werewolf, which is being published by NewCon Press, at the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) next Wednesday, 28 March. The venue is upstairs at the Artillery Arms, 102 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8ND. Nearest tube station is Old Street. More details about the pub here. Doors are at 6.30pm and the […]
Jane Davis is the acclaimed author of eight novels. Her latest, Smash All the Windows deals with the aftermath of a public tragedy and its lengthy mishandling. It has taken conviction to right the wrongs. It will take courage to learn how to live again. For the families of the victims of the St Botolph and […]