Vurt: The Tabletop Roleplaying Game is an RPG based on the visionary and hallucinatory science fiction of author Jeff Noon (who won the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Vurt in 1994). Amid the glass-strewn streets of the lethal and anarchic Manchester England of the near future, players ingest slender Vurt feathers to travel to parallel worlds as vivid, unique, and unpredictable as our wildest dreams. But they’re no mere fantasies. These worlds – and all the wonders and horrors they contain – are as a real, and every bit as dangerous, as the one you were born in.
This group is only for writers of science fiction or fantasy. The aim of the group is an every two weeks meet up, where the participants take two chapters to read. When they meet again they give a critique on these chapters.
So the group is for anyone who is writing a novel or even has a completed manuscript.
One of the biggest problems facing writers is having proper assessments on chapters, from likeminded people. Having positive feedback and constructive criticism is one of the main tools every writer needs.
The first meeting is scheduled for Sunday 2nd August and the venue is To Be Confirmed.
Issue one features an interview & short work by Charles Stross plus contributions by the following authors; Noel Chidwick, Steve Green, Paul F Cockburn, David Perlmutter, Guy T Martland, Joseph L Kellogg, Richmond A Clements, Claire Simpson, John Buchan, Larry Ivkovich, Alex Barr, Colleen Anderson and M. Luke McDonell.
It’s available in Epub and PDF for £2.95 direct from the publisher and print editions are £4.95 from Amazon. Five issue subscriptions are also available.
The ScienceFictionBookClub.org in London are holding a three month long season celebrating British SF called the Best of British. It will feature a selection of classic & contemporary SF over Sept, Oct & Nov 2015.
The September selection of books has already been announced & includes a work from this years BSFA Award short-list with Nina Allan’s The Race.