Science Fiction, Science Fact, Science Fun
with Guest of Honour:
Satellite 7 is the latest in a series of science fiction conventions with a strong science element that have been running in Glasgow since 2007. Each event has a different theme: this time we celebrate the planet Jupiter, in Art Deco / Rocketpunk style. Come and join us for a fun-filled weekend of talks, panel discussions, workshops and games.
2019 British Fantasy Awards
The 2019 British Fantasy Awards were announced on Sunday at this year's Fantasycon (held at the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel in Clydebank).
The full list of winners can be found at https://www.britishfantasysociety.org/news/british-fantasy-awards-winners/.
Of particular interest to Satellite members were:-
- the winner for Best Novella was "The Tea Master and the Detective" by Aliette de Bodard;
- the winner of best Non Fiction was "Noise and Sparks" by Ruth E J Booth, published in Shoreline of Infinity;
- Ian Whates was awarded The Karl Edward Wagner Award which is given for "important contribution to the genre or the Society"
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Aliette de Bodard recently announced that the final book in the Dominion of
the Fallen series, The House of Sundering Flames, is now available in a US print edition, in addition to its ebook format (available at all good
online stores). She's also looking forward to the imminent publication of her first short story collection, titled Of Wars, and Memories, and of Starlight, which will be available as a hardback in the UK, and on Kindle in the US.
But wait, there's more! Aliette will be at the Argyle Street Waterstones in Glasgow on October 24th, for an interview and audience questions about (amongst other things) The House of Sundering Flames. Tickets are £3; for bookings and more details see https://www.waterstones.com/events/in-conversation-with-aliette-de-bodard/glasgow-argyle-street.
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Sir William Ramsay honoured
Today the discoverer of the Noble Gases. Chemist Sir William Ramsay has been honoured by a Google doodle.
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