Author, editor and publisher Ian Whates will visit the Birmingham Science Fiction Group in November 2011. Ianâ€™s prolific career in SF has included his authoring of five novels as well as many short stories (one of which, “The Gift of Joy”, was shortlisted for the British Science Fiction Association Awards). Furthermore, Ian has edited a string of SF anthologies, from Dislocations: Nine Stories of Speculation and Imagination (2007) to Solaris Rising: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction (2011). On top of all this Ian set up NewCon Press in 2006, which has published a range of original fiction which have themselves garnered various awards.
With such a breadth of experience in the field of SF Ian is sure to give a fascinating insight into his process of writing, editing and publishing books.
The meeting is on 4 November 2011 at the Briar Rose Hotel on Bennettâ€™s Hill, Birmingham; this venue is just 5 minutes walk from New Street Station and handy for all bus routes. The meeting opens its doors at 7:30 pm.
Please note that this meeting is on the first Friday in November, which varies from the BSFG’s usual tradition of meeting on the second Friday of the month!