Please join us this Autumn as we take a tour through science fiction and fantasy – from the nineteenth century to the present, and exploring short fiction, novels, film, and poetry! Details for all events can be found on our blog and free tickets can … Continue reading Autumn 2018: A season of science fiction and fantasy
Patience Agbabi at Petersfield Write Angle poetry & music + Open Mic, Upstairs at The Square Brewery, performing ‘The Wife of Bafa’ in July 2013.
Another little morsel for you before our upcoming monstrous BookTalk event, a film-screening and discussion of James Whale’s Frankenstein (1931), on the 30th June. Below is a trailer for a documentary that focuses on the man behind the incredible monster make-up, Jack Pierce. Pierce worked … Continue reading Trailer for Jack Pierce, The Maker of Monsters (2015)
Mendel’s Dwarf is an unusual piece. It’s a work of science fiction in the strict sense, but without any of the familiar traits of the genre. It is scientific literature in the literary sense but not the scholarly one; it’s a novel with footnotes that is in a hurry. Its narrator annotates his text with references because he is a scientist and that is how scientists write. But they do not write with the overtone of horror, and the unmistakable implication of looming disaster, that Simon Mawer sustains throughout his story.