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Birmingham SF Group October Meeting

Justina Robson
Justina Robson

This week the Birmingham Science Fiction Group is proud to host a talk by science fiction author Justina Robson, at their October meeting.

Justina studied philosophy and linguistics at the University of York before she worked in a variety of jobs – including secretary, technical writer, and fitness instructor – until becoming a full-time writer.

Robson first published in 1994 in the British small press magazine The Third Alternative but is best known as a novelist. Her debut novel Silver Screen was shortlisted for both the Arthur C Clarke Award and the BSFA Award in 2000. Her second novel, Mappa Mundi, was also shortlisted for the Arthur C Clarke Award in 2001. It won the 2000 Amazon.co.uk Writer’s Bursary. In 2004, Natural History, Robson’s third novel, was shortlisted for the BSFA Award, and came second in the John W Campbell Award.

Robson’s novels have been noted for sharply-drawn characters, and an intelligent and deeply thought-out approach to the tropes of the genre. She has been described as “one of the very best of the new British hard SF writers”.

This meeting is on Friday 9th October 2015 at the Briar Rose Hotel on Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham; this venue is just 5 minutes’ walk from New Street Station and handy for all bus routes into the city centre. The meeting opens its doors at 7:30 p.m for 8pm talk start and admission costs £4 (£3 members).

To download a pdf poster for this event, click on the following link:

Justina Robson at BSFG Poster

About Birmingham Science Fiction Group

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The Birmingham Science Fiction Group was founded in 1971 to enable local and not so local fans to get together to discuss science fiction and related topics.

The group itself has many members of all ages, and between them the membership has an enormous wealth of knowledge of literary SF, as well as films, television, etc. If you want to know about a particular author or book, the BSFG is unlikely not to be able to help you! Just let them know you are a first timer when you turn up and any member will be happy to introduce to the committee and make you feel as welcome as they can.

If you live anywhere in or around the West Midlands, the BSFG is the group for you!  For further information, and a copy of the group’s monthly newsletter, you are invited to:

Email: bhamsfgroup@yahoo.co.uk

And visit the group website: www.birminghamsfgroup.org.uk

Birmingham SF Group September Meeting

Prof. Edward James
Prof. Edward James

Birmingham Science Fiction Group are holding their latest meeting on Friday 11th September 2015 at their usual venue, the Briar Rose Hotel, Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham (right in the city centre).

The highlight of the evening is a talk by Prof. Edward James, chair of the Science Fiction Foundation and the author of Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century for Oxford University Press (1994). In 2005 he won a Hugo for The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction.

He will be discussing his BSFA-Award winning work on SF & Fantasy writers in the Great War.

The meeting starts at 7.45pm and the talk begins at 8pm. Admission costs £3 for members, £4 for non-members.

Click this link: Edward James poster for details in pdf format.

Birmingham SF Group website: http://www.birminghamsfgroup.org.uk/

Images and poster courtesy Birmingham SF Group