My Loncon3 schedule

My Loncon3 schedule

Not with a Bang, but with a Metaphor
Thursday 12:00 – 13:30, Capital Suite 2 (ExCeL)
From Atwood’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ to McCarthy’s ‘The Road’, apocalyptic and dystopian futures are a perennial favourite with writers who might be labelled ‘mainstream’ or ‘literary’. Why do such scenarios have an appeal that goes beyond a genre readership? What does a non-genre apocalypse have to offer that a science fictional one might not, and vice versa? Do we all share broadly similar nightmares, regardless of what ratio of science to sensibility we prefer?

That’s it. One panel. WhodoyathinkIam? (And of course, the Hugo Ceremony. Because Hugo Nominee!)
Its likely though, you will see me in the company of the Skiffy and Fanty crew there at the con as well–Shaun, Mike and Julia. We’ll be around. We are going to be doing interviews. Come meet me. I’m shy, but friendly.
My dear friend Felicia will also be around. She’s much more gregarious than I am, and wants to meet all the lovely SF people I talk to. Don’t disappoint her, okay? Come say hi.