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

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Saturday, March 30 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Non-Western SF and Fantasy

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Anglophone writers and books by westerners still dominate the bookshelves, but Japan, China and India (to take three examples) also have thriving sff traditions. The panel look at the trends outside the Anglophone and western worlds. Rochita Loenen-Ruiz moderates Aliette de Bodard, Stephane Marsan, Sarah Newton and Gillian Redfearn.


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Aliette de Bodard

Author
Engineer by day, writer of speculative fiction by night. Aztec trilogy Obsidian and Blood out from Angry Robot. Short work has appeared in Interzone, Realms of Fantasy, and Asimov's. Finalist for a bunch of stuff (Hugo, Nebula,Campbell). Won the BSFA Award for Best Short Fiction. Also occasional cook, traveller, and voracious reader. Will post and dissect recipes with glee. Sort of manage to speak 3 languages and a smidgeon of a fourth.
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Rochita Loenen-Ruiz

Secretary of the Board, Bayanihan Foundation (Center for Filipina Women in the Netherlands)
Inclusivity, diversity, feminism, cultural heritage, indigeniety, identity, and issues of gender and race are things I write about and deal with in my work. I am passionate about the written word, art, music and history and how these things influence us and the way we look at the world around us. I am a Filipina in the diaspora and I am an Octavia Butler scholar.
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Stephane Marsan

Publishing director and co-founder of Bragelonne, the leading publishing house for fantasy, bit-lit and horror in French language.
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Sarah Newton

Fiction and RPG Writer, Mindjammer Press
Sarah is a freelance fiction and roleplaying game writer, and co-owner of Mindjammer Press. She’s the author of the transhuman space opera novel Mindjammer, whose "Mindscape" recently featured in the April 2013 issue of BBC Focus Magazine; the upcoming science-fantasy novel The Worm Within; and RPGs such as the ENnie Award-winning Mindjammer, The Chronicles of Future Earth, Legends of Anglerre, and Achtung! Cthulhu. Her short fiction has... Read More →


Saturday March 30, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1 - Main Programme Cedar Court