Iain M. Banks and Kim Stanley Robinson in Conversation at the British Library in June
Posted by deanjsimons on May 26, 2012
Forbidden Planet, Orbit Books and the British Library bring two giants of literary science fiction, Iain M. Banks and Kim Stanley Robinson, together to discuss 2012, the end of the world, and the future of science fiction at the British Library on Saturday 9th June 2012.
Iain M. Banks is a heavyweight writer of science fiction. Best known for his sweeping “Culture” series of novels, including ‘Consider Phlebas‘, and ‘The Player of Games‘. He is a winner of the Hugo award. His latest Culture novel will be released in October 2012.
Kim Stanley Robinson, brilliantly described by the British Library as “a spiritual descendant of Jules Verne and closely aligned with Isaac Asimov”, is best known for his ‘Mars Trilogy’. He has many awards and nominations under his belt from Hugos to Nebulas to World Fantasy Awards. His latest book ‘2312′ will be released on the same day as the Conversation, 9th June.
To be honest whatever they discuss has the potential for sheer awesome so this should be a heck of a lot of fun.
Tickets for the conversation are priced at £7.50, with concessions at £5, and can be purchased here or on the door. The event will take place at the Conference Centre in the British Library between 3.30pm and 5pm. Doors open 3pm.
The event will also be followed by a public signing at Forbidden Planet on Shaftesbury Avenue, between 5pm and 6pm.
Source: British Library