Location: Artillery Arms (upstairs –private– bar) 102 Bunhill Row (corner of Dufferin St) EC1Y 8ND
BSFA Monthly London Meetings (all welcome- free : one does NOT have to be a BSFA member to attend)
When: usually the 4th Wed of each month (excl Dec). Fans meet from 1800 in the main downstairs bar-prompt upstairs start at 1900 -though some regulars go upstairs earlier.Where: Artillery Arms (upstairs –private– bar) 102 Bunhill Row (corner of Dufferin St) EC1Y 8ND
Nearest Tube/NatRail: Old St-exit 3 (->Barbican). Brewery: Fullers. Hot food available. SF Book raffle* (tickets 5 for £1)
Some attendees join the Speaker/Meeting Organisers later for an informal (usually Thai) meal. (though no obligation to partake).
This month’s guest is Clarke-Award-nominated and BSFA- Award-winning novelist Dave Hutchinson.
Dave Hutchinson has been producing beautiful, highly accomplished science fiction for absolutely ages, but his most recent Europe series, published by Rebellion’s Solaris imprint, has garnered a slew of critical praise and landed various prestigious prize nominations. The series follows the story of Estonian chef, Rudi, who is drawn into am intriguing situation in a tale of speculative espionage, which takes place in a fragmenting near-future Europe. The latest book of the series – Europe at Midnight – won the 2016 BSFA Best Novel Award.
Dave will be interviewed by Tom Hunter, Director of The Arthur C. Clarke Awards. Tom was Editor for the BSFA’s Matrix magazine from 2004 to 2007, and Editor-in-Chief for the arts & culture website LondonCalling.com, 2011 to 2014. He is also a fiction writer, having had a story published in Newcon Press’ Fables from the Fountain anthology, an homage to Arthur C. Clarke’s Tales from the White Hart.
Start Time: 19:00