In 2019, Dublin will be hosting WorldCon, the world's biggest science fiction convention and the Hugo Awards, and Tramp Press will publish an anthology of classic Irish science fiction. Clearly, it's time to celebrate the science fiction heritage of the island of Ireland.
Join Jack Fennell, Sarah Maria Griffin and other special guests in this unique panel event.
Dr Jack Fennell wrote the definitive book on Irish science fiction, and has now edited the Tramp Press anthology A Brilliant Void, containing fifteen darkly funny stories which illuminate a side of Irish literary history that is often overlooked. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the winds of change came rushing in Ireland's direction. Science and technology would transform everything: life, love, death, crime, war, and even history itself.
Sarah Maria Griffin is a Dublin-based writer. Her novel Spare and Found Parts is an evocative and eloquent story about love and loss in a dystopian Dublin and her second novel Other Names For Smoke is released in 2019. She lives in a small red brick house by the sea, with her husband and cat. She writes about monsters, growing up, and everything those two things have in common.