Thursday, November 06, 2008

Science Fiction Sunday at Avid Reader

Avid Reader Bookshop
in association with
Science Fiction Sunday Productions
The Show Ain't Over Till The Fat Lady Has Her Face Sucked Off By A
Seven Foot, Nine Tentacled Alien Terror From Beyond - A Space Opera.
Join Trent Jamieson and Paul Landymore as they take you on a gut wrenching, breath shortening, eye widening, mind boggling journey to the edges of the universe and beyond in the company of Ian M. Banks, Peter F. Hamilton, Ken MacLeod, Alistair Reynolds, Marianne de Pierres, Sean Williams et al. The Deep Space Cruiser
Fanciful Idea departs 5:00 pm, Sunday 23rd November.
This should be a fun hour or so at Avid, you'll get to hear us natter on about our favourite Space Opera authors, cover a bit of this grand old lady's history, and maybe even discuss "New Space Opera". Hopefully we'll get a bit of a discussion going. Ever since I read Foundation as a wee nip I've loved Space Opera, and I'm very lucky to count two of it's finest practitioners as friends - well, I'm not so sure about Sean, since Diana and I nearly killed him giving him a lift to his hotel a few months back, but that one way street leaped up out of nowhere, honest!
Paul Landymore is an extremely knowledgeable bookseller, and SF fan, and, hey, I'm writing a Space Opera novella right now - I promise, Keith, I really am. So if you're in Brisbane and want to come along please call Avid Reader Bookshop on 3846 3422, We'd love to see you there.
And, if the response is good, this should be the first of many monthly SF Sundays (we'll be covering Fantasy as well, I think*) with future topics including Cyberpunk, books with talking cats, and humorous stories about hats, well, definitely Cyberpunk anyway.
*I'd love to do one on Lud-in-the-Mist and it's descendants for instance, oh and the New Sword and Sorcery, and the New Weird**)
**Is there anything that isn't New these days?
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tanaudel said...

Grrr. Not in town that weekend :(

Trent Jamieson said...

That's alright, there'll be more of them.

Anonymous said...

oooh ... what time?

Trent Jamieson said...

Five o'clock. If you're free, would be great to see you!