Successful science fiction author Philip Palmer will lead a workshop on writing for the genre within the weird ambience of the MacRae Gallery at the Hunterian Museum, London on 9th July.
Run in association with The Arthur C Clarke Award, you will discover your own ‘starts’ of stories and, from skeletal robots to climate change and its consequences, Philip will help you touch and connect science into your own stories.
This workshop is open to writers of all levels, those new to writing science fiction are especially welcomed.
Philip Palmer is the author of three science fiction novels published by Orbit books – Debatable Space, Red Claw and Version 43 – and is currently working on his next two novels. He is also a screenwriter, script editor, teacher and producer. His screen writing credits include the BBC1 film The Many Lives of Albert Walker, Rebus, and The Bill, and his radio dramas include The King’s Coiner, Breaking Point and The Faerie Queene.
The founder of Afan Films., he’s currently works as a screenwriting tutor at the London Film School, and has previously worked as a part-time lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University, the National Film and Television School, and Bournemouth University.
• To Boldly Go: Writing Science Fiction, Saturday 9 July, 10.30am – 5pm | £45/£30 , the Hunterian Museum, The Royal College of Surgeons of England, 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.