Over the past month or so, the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) has been hosting a series of livestream readings from SFF authors in the UK and beyond. We’re calling them the Lockdown Solidarity Salons or, if you prefer, Very Extremely Casual Tales of Optimism and Resilience (VECTOR). Authors, you are all such charmers!
You can find out more about the series on the Facebook page or YouTube channel. We hope you’ll join us this Thursday (8.15pm UK time) for Chinelo Onwualu, Fiona Moore, and on later dates for Naomi Foyle, Lauren Beukes, Temi Oh, Ian R. MacLeod, and more. Here’s Adam Roberts:
See below for Foz Meadows, Stew Hotston, Valerie Valdes, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Malka Older, Tiffani Angus, Stephen Oram, Geoff Ryman, Wole Talabi, and Andrew Wallace. This Sunday, the BSFA will be holding our annual BSFA Awards ceremony (usually held at Eastercon, the UK’s annual national SF convention) on YouTube at 7pm BST.
And of course, we’re not the only ones.
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The Science Fiction Research Association has just released the call for its annual conference, which this year takes place in Indiana. Abstracts are due 15 March. The conference title is ‘Forms of Fabulation,’ and the full call can be read here.
Our next themed issue, scheduled for late 2018, will address economics in science fiction and fantasy. How do economic themes appear in SFF? What can SFF writers learn from economists, and vice-versa? Can SFF help us to develop alternatives to capitalism? The full CfP can be read here.
Please submit abstracts of 200-400 words to email@example.com. The deadline for articles is July 15, 2018. In the meanwhile, informal queries very welcome. Some resources from Jo’s blog that you may find inspiring or helpful: a list of suggested topics and ideas, a list of suggested secondary reading, and the Economic SFF database.
Here’s a roundup of some recent calls for academic papers: