8Squared has ended

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

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Simon Ings

Arc: a magazine about the future by the makers of New Scientist
Years ago I wrote science fiction for Jane Johnson at Harper, before running off to write big literary books about everything, and the occasional pop-science. Now I'm editing Arc, a digital SF magazine, preparing a history of science under Stalin, and writing sf again, for Simon Spanton at Gollancz. I have no interest -- none -- in what science fiction is. I am passionately interested in what it can DO. I also admire that generation of young literary writers who, while hardly ever writing sf, acknowledge its influence and respect its challenge and difficulty. My work used to be about the senses, sensuality, appetite and desire. Now it's about people who have sustained quite appalling psychosexual damage. Go figure.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, March 30

11:00am GMT

12:00pm GMT

7:00pm GMT

Sunday, March 31

7:00pm BST