Thursday, January 15, 2015

Something to  consider if you're in the Liverpool area:

Miriam Allott Visting Writers Series: Bestselling Novelist Neil Gaiman

Centre for New and International Writing (Department of English)

Thursday, 5 March 2015 from 18:00 to 20:00 (GMT)

Liverpool, United Kingdom

Monday, December 01, 2014

Call for Papers: 2015 Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy

The 2015 Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy will be held Friday and Saturday, June 5-6, 2015, in Toronto, Ontario, at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy, one of the most important collections of fantastic literature in the world. 


We invite proposals for papers in any area of Canadian science fiction and fantasy, including:


    -studies of individual works and authors;
    -comparative studies;
    -studies that place works in their literary and/or
     cultural contexts.

Papers may be about Canadian works in any medium: literature, film, graphic novels and comic books, and so on.  For studies of the audio-visual media, preference will be given to discussions of works produced in Canada or involving substantial Canadian creative contributions.

Papers should be no more than 20 minutes long, and geared toward a general as well as an academic audience.  Please submit proposals (max. 2 pages), preferably by email, to:


Dr. Allan Weiss
Department of English
York University
4700 Keele St.
Toronto, ON  M3H 3N4

Deadline: February 15, 2015

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

From Maison d'Ailleurs

A new exhibition at the Maison D'Ailleurs, Switzerland. Once at the website, Anglophones may scroll down  for the English version . . .

From Jean-Claude Dunyach:
A new – unprecedented – anthology of French SF, Dreaming 2074, has been released November the 3rd both in French and English. And it’s free (electronic version only)…

It was a project of the French luxury industry that decided to explore what the year 2074 could be, and to imagine a possible common utopia. 

It was an exciting project, that will be officially launched in New York the 10th of December at the French Bookstore l’Albertine.


You can download it in various formats (ePub 2 and 3, Mobi, pdf) here :  or on Amazon, etc. ( 

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Volume 2 issue 1 of the Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction is now online, featuring articles by Pavel Frelik, Gregory Benford, Gary K. Wolfe and David Hartwell, Tracy B. Grimm, and Joan Haran.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Sideways in Time: Alternate History and Counterfactual Narratives – March 30-31, 2015

"Sideways in Time is an Alternate History Conference to be held at the University of Liverpool – in association with Lancaster University. This interdisciplinary conferences will bring together scholarship in science fiction, fantasy, historical and literary fictions, as well as historians and counterfactual thought-experiments, to discuss those fictional narratives that deals with alternate histories and parallel worlds."

For more info, go to

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

An Arvon Science Fiction writing week this October, tutored by Liz Jensen and Simon Ings .
Nicola Griffith is talking about HILD at KIngs College London on 07/10/2014 (18:00-20:00).

Monday, September 01, 2014