British science fiction and fantasy: a panel

As announced last week on Torque Control, the BSFA is carrying out a survey of British
science fiction and fantasy writers, updating an earlier survey carried out in conjunction with the Mexicon III convention twenty years ago.

As a sort of launch for the survey, at the BSFA/Science Fiction Foundation joint AGM event on Saturday 27th June, there was a panel to discuss some of the questions asked in the survey, chewing over how writers perceive their work — in terms of genre, and in terms of
Britishness — and how others perceive it. The panelists were Nick Harkaway, Paul Kincaid, Paul McAuley, Juliet McKenna, and Kit Whitfield, with Niall Harrison moderating. We’re pleased to be able to present a recording of the panel, which you can listen to below, or download as an mp3 file from http://www.frequency-response.com/audio/survey.mp3

Any writers who are interested in participating in the survey should contact Niall Harrison.
The deadline for responses will be August 16th, 2009.

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