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Saturday, March 30 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Far Future

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Let’s not waste time: we should get on with solving the problems facing us in five or ten billion years’ time (crashing galaxies, red giant Sun, possible gamma bursts…). If we make it that far, what will our civilisation have grown into? Will we be ready when the stars go out? Our panel, include Stephen Baxter, Stephanie Saulter and Ian Watson, look to the future.

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Stephanie Saulter

I’m a new novelist, occasional poet, avid reader and lover of story. My first novel, Gemsigns, is out 28th March 2013 from Jo Fletcher Books/Quercus. In keeping with novelistic tradition, I’m now struggling to complete the next book, Binary. In 2010 I launched the Scriptopus interactive... Read More →
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Ian Watson

The Waters of Destiny, by Ian in collaboration with Andy West, released just recently as 3 ebooks (the first one free) from www.watersofdestiny.com, tells how an Arab doctor of genius could realistically in the 12th century have discovered the true cause of the Black Death and stored... Read More →

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Walter Jon Williams

Walter Jon Williams began publishing SF in the mid-1980s with Knight Moves, Hardwired and Voice of the Whirlwind. Since then books such as Aristoi, Metropolitan, City On Fire and Implied Spaces have been highly praised, and many of his novels and short stories have featured... Read More →

Saturday March 30, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm GMT
1 - Main Programme Cedar Court