Dark Societies Returns….

billboard_london_being_watchedIn association with  Waterstones Piccadilly and the Post-Apocalyptic Book Club, Dark Societies returns, on Thursday 2nd May,once again to delve into the murky depths of our imaginations with a fantastic, in depth panel discussion and interactive Q&A.

Dystopian fiction is booming!  So much so that it is reflected in awards shortlists such the BSFA Awards and The Arthur C Clarke Awards for Science Fiction.  Last year The Testament of Jessie Lamb won a Clarke and this year half their shortlist is on the PABC reading list.

Why this happening now and what is it that makes it so appealing? Join our panel of experts as we try to figure out the importance of Dystopia in Science Fiction and what it means for genre awards.  Do the awards influence our reading or do we influence the awards?

The Post-Apocalyptic Book Club and Waterstones Piccadilly are very proud to present the panel:

Tom Hunter – Director of The Arthur C Clarke Award for Science Fiction

Robert Grant – Literary Editor of Sci-Fi London and Juror of The Arthur C Clarke Awards

Anne C Perry – Assistant Editor at Hodder & Stoughton, commissioning genre titles, co-editor of Pornokitsch and co-founder of The Kitschies Awards.

Adam Roberts – British science fiction writer, academic and critic.  Author of the 2013 BSFA Award for Best Novel, Jack Glass

Frances Hardinge – British author best known for her novel Fly By Night
which in 2006 won the Branford Boase Award.  Her 2012 novel A Face Like Glass was nominated and short listed for a Kitschie.

Jeff Norton – Author of the popular techno-dystopia series MetaWars: The Fight for the Future

The event takes place at Waterstones Piccadilly on Thursday 2nd May at 7pm.  Tickets cost £5/£3 for Waterstones Card Holders and Post-Apocalyptic Book Club Members. Please book your space by emailing events@piccadilly.Waterstones.co.uk or calling 020 7851 2400.

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