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.

Future Meeting

Friday 3rd November 2023

Allen Stroud

Allen StroudAllen Stroud is a science fiction, fantasy and horror writer, a lecturer and researcher at Coventry University, and Chair of the British Science Fiction Association. He writes in a variety of formats and has work published as novels, short stories and in computer games. His novel FEARLESS (2020) has been praised as hard SF that offers a glimpse of a vividly plausible future for humanity as it colonises the solar system, and in Adrian Tchaikovsky's words, a “fast-paced, gripping hard SF with death in hard vacuum waiting at every turn.”

Allen completed his PhD in 2017 at the University of Winchester. He specialises in the research and development of fictional worlds that provide opportunities for imaginative storytelling. He continues to research the nature of storytelling and regularly publishes papers on mythmaking, catharsis and immersion.

Allen is also a composer of science fiction soundtracks, creating orchestral synth tracks for audio dramas, podcast theme tunes and short films. His work on the computer game ELITE DANGEROUS involved a novel, an audio drama and music album completed in 2014.

This event will be in-person at Millennium Point, Birmingham and simultaneously on Zoom. Online entry is free for subscribed BSFG members and £3.15 for non-members via the Eventbrite link below. Members will be emailed the online Zoom link. In-person booking via Eventbrite or pay on door (On-door price £3 members or £6 on door for non-members).

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