Goldsmiths Writers' Centre presents........
Science Fiction and Fantasy: building new worlds with Edward Cox and Emma Newman
All fiction builds a world for the reader to inhabit, but science fiction, fantasy and speculative fiction begin from the ground – or sometimes the planet – up. What work is required to create a new society, to envision alien cultures, and to people those societies and cultures with characters who live fully within them? Edward Cox and Emma Newman are writers who work across several forms – they will discuss how they stretch their imaginations to craft their stories, and what these genres have to offer those of us who live here on Earth.
Edward Cox began writing stories at school but it was his discovery of the works of David Gemmell that cemented his love of fantasy. After his first short story was published in 2000, he spent much of the next decade earning both a BA and MA in creative writing as well as publishing a host of short stories in small presses in the US. Currently living in Essex with his wife and daughter, Edward is surrounded by fine greenery and spiders the size of his hand. His first full novel, The Relic Guild, was the result of more than ten years of obsessive writing.
Emma Newman writes short stories, novels and novellas in multiple speculative fiction genres. She won the British Fantasy Society Best Short Story Award 2015 for 'A Woman's Place'. Between Two Thorns, the first book in Emma's Split Worlds urban fantasy series, was shortlisted for the BFS Best Novel and Best Newcomer 2014 awards. Her science-fiction novel, After Atlas, was shortlisted for the 2017 Arthur C. Clarke award and the third novel in the Planetfall series, Before Mars, has been shortlisted for a BSFA Best Novel award.
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This event will be followed by the presentation of the Pat Kavanagh Prize, with readings from the shortlisted writers, in RHB 137a at 6.30pm
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