Venue: The Gallery, Foyles, Charing Cross, London.
Worlds of Tomorrow - The Rise of Sci-Fi in Children's and Young Adult Fiction
with your hosts Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre
plus special guests Steve Cole, Kim Lakin-Smith and Moira Young
Tuesday 22 May 2012, 7pm
FREE EVENT with questions & book signing.
The Society Of Authors and Foyles, in partnership with Anne Perry and Jared Shurin of The Kitschies Awards, present an evening with your hosts Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre. Followed by a question time and book signing.
High-energy writer STEVE COLE invented a time machine that lets him write more books than anyone else, and they sell in the millions. His books include the wildly popular Astrosaurs series, Cows in Action, Z.Rex, Astrosaurs Academy, The Slime Squad and several original Doctor Who stories. www.stevecolebooks.co.uk
Favourite sci-fi book as a child: Stories From The Twilight Zone by Rod Serling.
Sci-Fi and dark fantasy writer KIM LAKIN-SMITH is obsessed with mechanics, dystopias, and all things punk. Her novel Cyber Circus is shortlisted for this year's British Science Fiction Association Best Novel award. Kim's latest YA story is the steampunk action adventure, Queen Rat. www.kimlakin-smith.com
Favourite sci-fi book as a child: The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams.
SARAH MCINTYRE painted a picture book full of aliens and chocolate, called You Can't Eat a Princess! She regularly finds herself with groups of children drawing aliens and making comics about interplanetary adventures. www.jabberworks.co.uk
Favourite sci-fi book as a child: The Runaway Robot by Lester del Ray.
You can read Sarah's blog about this event here.
PHILIP REEVE teleports from the wilds of Dartmoor, where he's constructed the futuristic landscape of the Mortal Engines quartet and the ongoing Fever Crumb books. His madcap Larklight trilogy begins in a Victorian house which orbits the moon. His latest book, Goblins, launches this spring. www.philip-reeve.com
Favourite sci-fi book as a child: The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury.
MOIRA YOUNG stunned readers last year with Blood Red Road, her YA debut novel about a girl searching for her kidnapped twin brother in a bleak, post-apocalyptic landscape. Her book scooped up the Costa book award and now that she's back from a whirlwind USA tour, she's working on the second book in the trilogy. Click here to find out more about Moira.
Favourite sci-fi book as a child: A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle.
The Kitschies celebrate progressive, intelligent, and entertaining science fiction for readers of all ages.
Anne's favourite sci-fi book as a child: I, Robot by Isaac Asimove
Jared's favourite sci-fi book as a child: Dominic by William Steig
This event is free, but booking is essential. 40 places have been reserved for Society of Authors members (please mention that you are a member) and remaining places will be in competition with members of the public. Book tickets by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Please e-mail Foyles if you no longer able to come - this will be a popular event and space is limited.