Birmingham Science Fiction Group

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Founded in 1971, meeting monthly and still going strong, the B.S.F.G. is a non-profit-making organisation that provides an informal atmosphere in which SF fans can meet one another and professionals in the field. You can find out more about us elsewhere on this website, meanwhile here are some details of our future meetings.

next meeting
12th July 2019

Christopher Priest and Nina Allan

 

Another double guest month, this time we have our newly appointed honorary president Christopher Priest and his partner Nina Allen.

Chris PriestChristopher Priest has been a regular guest of the group since 1976. Last year he celebrated 50 years as a full-time writer. In that time he's had 15 novels and 4 short story collections published, written film tie-ins and scripts for film, TV and radio. He's won awards for literature, fantasy, and science fiction on three continents. His last novel was An American Story, published last year, a short story collection is due this year and he is working on his next novel "presently
untitled, which is unlike any of his previous novels — so therefore consistent with them."

 


Nina AllenNina Allen is a comparative newcomer. Her first published fiction came out in 2002 in Dark Horizons. Subsequent stories have appeared in "best" anthologies of science fiction, horror and crime. Last year the Guardian listed her in "Fresh Voices: 50 writers you should read now.".  Her third novel, The Dollmaker has just been published. She also has a regular column in Interzone.

PLACE: Briar Rose Hotel, Bennett's Hill
TIME: Doors open at 7.30 pm for an 8pm start.
Admission : £3 (members) £6 (others)

 

future meeting
9th August 2019

Summer Social

 

The Summer social is a meal at a pub somewhere around the city's jewellery quarter with around a dozen of our regular members. No guests just food and conversation.

PLACE:
TIME: Doors open at 7.30 pm for an 8pm start.
Admission : £5 deposit taken against price of meal

future meeting
13th September 2019

To be confirmed

 

PLACE: Briar Rose Hotel, Bennett's Hill
TIME: Doors open at 7.30 pm for an 8pm start.
Admission : £3 (members) £6 (others)

 

future meeting
11th October 2019

Dr Amaury Triaud

Amaury TriaudDr Amaury Triaud is the discoverer of
over one hundred exoplanet planets (planets which orbit stars other than the Sun). His
research concentrates on extracting empirical evidence about the physical processes that
lead to the formation and evolution of planets. His main attention is on discovering and
investigating planetary systems that are different to our own, either by the type of planets that
compose those systems, by their architectures, or because of the type of star(s) they orbit.

Amaury is interested in featuring recent scientific concepts or discoveries in cultural products such as films, novels, illustrations and graphic novels; heis fascinated by the link between scientific investigations and art. He regularly comments on recent discoveries in the written press, on radio and on television.

PLACE: Briar Rose Hotel, Bennett's Hill
TIME: Doors open at 7.30 pm for an 8pm start.
Admission : £3 (members) £6 (others)

Future Meetings


12th July 2019 - Christopher Priest and Nina Allan
9th August 2019 - Summer Social
13th September 2019 -
11th October 2019 - Dr Amaury Triaud
1st November 2019 -
6th December 2019 - Christmas Social