Dark Societies Presents An Evening of Survival…

Dark Societies SurvivalThe Post-Apocalyptic Book Club and Waterstones Piccadilly present an evening of survival with Lewis Dartnell (The Knowledge: How to Rebuild The World From Scratch), Sarah Lotz (Under Ground as one half of S.L. Grey and Day Four) and James Smythe (Way Down Dark) on Thursday 30th July at 6.30pm.

Join us as we explore the aftermath of a cataclysm and what it takes to survive and rebuild civilisation.  Lewis, Sarah and Jameswill guide us through this bleak landscape and maybe offer us some hope as they discuss their amazing works of non-fiction and fiction.


Tickets £5/£3 PABC members and Waterstones Cardholders available in store, via 02078512400 or email Piccadilly@waterstones.com

Waterstones Piccadilly, 203-205 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HD


LEWIS DARTNELL is a UK Space Agency research fellow at the University of Leicester, in the field of astrobiology and the search for signs of life on Mars. He has won several awards for his science writing, and contributes to the Guardian, The Times and New Scientist. He has also written for television and appeared on BBC Horizon, Sky News, Wonders of the Universe, Stargazing Live, and The Sky at Night.

His third book, ‘The Knowledge: How to Rebuild our World after an Apocalypse‘ is a grand thought experiment on the behind the scenes fundamentals of how our world works, and what enabled civilisation to progress through the centuries. The Knowledge explains not only how to survive in the immediate aftermath but how to avoid another Dark Ages and reboot civilisation from scratch.

SARAH LOTZ is a screenwriter and novelist who pens novels under the name S.L Grey with author Louis Greenberg; YA novels with her daughter, as Lily Herne; and is one third of pseudonymous author Helena S. Paige. Lauren Beukes calls her ‘a natural-born storyteller. Like the hand reaching up from the dark well, she’ll drag you into her thrall. You’ll come up gasping.’

JAMES SMYTHE is the author of the Wales Book Of The Year Fiction Award winner The Testimony (2012); The Explorer (2013); The Machine (2013) and The Echo (2014).

He has been shortlisted for and won any number of prizes, including The Kitschies Red Tentacles and the Arthur C. Clarke Award.

He currently writes a continuing series of articles for The Guardian called Rereading Stephen King and teaches Creative Writing in London.

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