This long weekend, Australia’s Natcon is happening in Melbourne – Continuum 13. As well as Guests of Honour Seanan McGuire and Likhain, and authors and fans from all over the country, you’ll also be able to find me at the con. I’m going to be doing a reading on Sunday morning, I’ll be on a couple of panels, and I’ll be happy to sign any copies of Killing Gravity that come into my hands.
So, if you’re going to be there, please say hi. Don’t be shy, that’s my job.
When Spec Fic Becomes Reality
Rachel Nightingale, Emma Osborne, Cat Sparks, Corey J. White, Ju
Science fiction has been known to predict the future, for instance Octavia Butler wrote about a zealot who promised to “make America great again” in Parable of Talents, and Synners by Pat Cadigan is so relevant today. We’re chatting about books that are far less fictional now than they were when written.
Kathryn Andersen, Robert New, Emma Osborne, Corey J. White, Nuke
The classic 1973 Hugo and Nebula nominated movie has been turned into a stunning HBO series. What was great about the original, what’s changed and been modernised for the series and is this our future?
I’ll be doing a reading, along with JS Bruekelaar and Michael Pryor.
Communicating with Other Life Forms: Starting with Life on Earth
Never mind the aliens. Dolphins might have near-human intelligence, and octopi can use tools. How close are we to communication with animals, and how would society change if we achieved that? (Bonus points to any prospective panelists who can talk about seaQuest!)