A season of events for lovers of Fantasy, Horror and Science Fiction


FantasticHow would you describe a series of events organised for people who enjoy reading horror, fantasy and/or science fiction plays, short stories or novels?

Leicester’s Literature Development Office calls it Fantastic! and has organised a series of live literature events around this theme.

The series will start on March 6 with Utopia vs. Dystopia which will among other things discuss questions like?

  • What will the future hold for society?
  • A perfect world where gene therapies create virtual immortality, robot labour makes work a thing of the past and artificial intelligence brings about world peace?
  • Or will the computers set out to exterminate humanity, with the help of catastrophic climate change and a new generation of weapons of mass destruction?
  • Are we heading for a utopian dream, or a dystopian nightmare?

“Imagining the future is all part of a days work for science fiction writers Ian Watson and Paul McAuley. Join them as they discuss our possible tomorrows in this special event presented as part of Café Culturel and the Fantastic! live literature season,” says Literature Development Officer, Damien Walter.

Horror authors Sarah Pinborough, Tony Richards, Ramsey Campbell and science fiction and fantasy authors Mark Chadbourn, Peter F Hamilton and Graham Joyce are some of the authors who will be taking part in the diverse variety of activities that will be taking place this spring.

More details on Fantastic! A season of events for lovers of Fantasy, Horror and Science Fiction are available on Leicester Literature.

If you would like further information about this site or any aspect of Literature in Leicester please contact:

Damien Walter
Literature Development Officer,
Libraries A12 New Walk Centre,
Leicester LE1 6ZG

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