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EightSquared is the 2013 UK National Science Fiction Convention in Bradford - 29th March to 1st April.

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Monday, April 1 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
How to Recognise a Barbarian

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Readers of fantasy are familiar with the typical barbarian: muscled, semi-naked, well-equipped in terms of weapons but a bit short of the grey matter. Where do our stereotypes come from? What were the original barbarians who invaded and settled much of Europe in the first millennium AD really like? Professor James's last single-authored book was "Europe's Barbarians"  (Longman, 2009).


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Edward James

Edward James is well-known for his discussion and critical appraisal of science fiction, through his time as editor of Foundation, as author of Science Fiction In The Twentieth Century and (with Farah Mendlesohn) A Short History of Fantasy, and as an editor of The Cambridge Companion To Science Fiction, The Cambridge Companion To Fantasy and The Parliament Of Dreams: Conferring On Babylon 5. Edward has also... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
1 - Main Programme Cedar Court