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Entries from June 2012

A National Treasure?

June 29th, 2012 · Comments Off on A National Treasure?

Well, that’s probably not a very flattering thing to call someone, and yet English Heritage has seen fit to stock Anne Sudworth’s art in their shops. She does, after all, paint historical sites beautifully. Initially they’ll just be stocking postcards, but Anne hopes that prints will follow. It all makes sense, because having seen Stonehenge, […]

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Neal Stephenson in Bristol – August 21st

June 28th, 2012 · Comments Off on Neal Stephenson in Bristol – August 21st

Here’s one you won’t want to miss. Neal Stephenson is appearing at The Watershed on the evening of August 21st (it’s a Tuesday) as part of the Festival of Ideas. The talk is ostensibly about his new non-fiction collection, Some Remarks, but that just means he’ll be talking about actual science rather than fictional science. […]

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More Honours for Moira

June 27th, 2012 · Comments Off on More Honours for Moira

Bath-based author, Moira Young, has added to the pile of award nominations that she has received for her debut novel, Blood Red Road. This time it is in the YA category for the Sunburst Award, which Moira qualifies for by dint of having been born in Canada. As usual, we wish her the best of […]

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Martians of Africa Workshop

June 19th, 2012 · Comments Off on Martians of Africa Workshop

This is an event that will take place at the Arnolfini on Saturday 23rd June from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. Prices are £12.00 / £10.00 Concs. Booking is through the Arnolfini box office. Science fiction emerged during the height of European colonialism, and is profoundly shaped by it. But what happens, ask Mark Bould (UWE), Rehan […]

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Congratulations, Jim Burns!

June 19th, 2012 · Comments Off on Congratulations, Jim Burns!

We have some excellent news to report about our good friend and past Guest of Honour, Jim Burns. The Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists has released the finalists for the annual Chesley Awards. Jim has been a finalist many times before in different categories. This year he has been honoured again, but in […]

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Robinson Reminder

June 7th, 2012 · Comments Off on Robinson Reminder

In case anyone has forgotten, Kim Stanley Robinson will be appearing at Toppings in Bath tomorrow (Friday 8th) night. It is one of only two UK stops on his current tour (us and some place called London). There are still tickets available. Full details from the Toppings website.

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Membership Report

June 1st, 2012 · Comments Off on Membership Report

Many thanks to all of those people who signed up in the last week, taking advantage of the early bird membership rate. We are delighted to announce that we now have 95 members. Those who have given permission for their names to be used are listed here.

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