If you’ve got plans for the afternoon of Saturday 4th June, then cancel them right the hell now because SF giants Alastair Reynolds and Stephen Baxter will be discussing their new collaboration The Medusa Chronicles at Foyles Charing Cross and you could be there.
Inspired by Sir Arthur C. Clarke’s classic short story A Meeting with Medusa, The Medusa Chronicles continues the story of Commander Howard Falcon over centuries of space-exploration. One of the most compelling novels of either author’s career, it combines moments of incredible action with an intricately-realised depiction of an expansive universe.
Stephen Baxter is the author of more than forty novels, including the Sunday Times bestselling Long Earth series, co-authored with Sir Terry Pratchett, and the acclaimed Time’s Eye trilogy, co-authored with Sir Arthur C. Clarke. He has won major awards in the UK, US, Germany, and Japan. Born in 1957 he has degrees from Cambridge and Southampton.
Alastair Reynolds was born in Barry, South Wales, in 1966. He studied at Newcastle and St Andrews universities, has a Ph.D. in astronomy and worked as an astrophysicist for the European Space Agency before becoming a full-time writer. An award-winning as well as bestselling writer, with more than thirteen published novels to his name, Locus described him as ‘the most exciting space opera writer working today’.
Together, Reynolds and Baxter will talk about Clarke’s influence on their own writing, the themes that underpin his work, and how they were inspired to continue his story, as well as their bodies of work as a whole. This will be followed by an opportunity for the audience to ask their own questions and a book signing.
This event is in association with The Arthur C. Clarke Award and SFX, the UK’s bestselling science fiction and fantasy magazine. If you’d like to subscribe to SFX, please visit http://myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/sfx.
Tickets are available here – run, don’t walk!
Source: Foyles http://www.foyles.co.uk/The-Medusa-Chronicles
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