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CYMERA – a writing festival

CYMERA will be Scotland's first festival of science fiction, fantasy and horror writing and tickets for the June event are on sale now.There will be 40 talks, 12 workshops, 81 authors including events for...

Event Horizon – The Charlie Stross Special

'One of the defining phenomena of twenty-first century science fiction is Charlie Stross' (Time Out) Event Horizon is Edinburgh's monthly night of science fiction, brought to you by Shoreline of Infinity magazine (now in its 6th edition). For...

Event Horizon: A Festival of Sci-Fi

Event Horizon is at The Blind Poet, West Nicolson Street from 7.30pm on Monday 7th November; everyone is welcome!'As we sit around the fire of driftwood, sparks floating to mingle with the stars in the...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

 March of the Daschund: children's craft event. 3pm, McDonald Road Library, 2-4 McDonald Road. Free: no booking required. Part of From Poland With Love: Scottish-Polish Cultural Week.Haunted Tales of Old Edinburgh: Royal Mile storyteller Calum Lykan captures some gruesome...

Africa in Motion – Scotland African Film Festival 2014

Where can you see a 1927 silent film about Zulu culture, a documentary about the Rwandan genocide and a thriller set in Guinea-Bissau? At the 2014 Scotland African Film Festival is where! Looking Back, Reaching...

Hugo Award for Edinburgh-Based Author

Congratulations today to sci-fi and fantasy author Charles Stross, who has just won a Hugo Award for his novella Equoid.The Hugo Awards are science fiction's most prestigious prizes, voted on by members of the World...

The Rhesus Chart: Edinburgh author’s new novel

Charlie Stross is jet-lagged, or so he says.  No-one would know it; even after several long-haul flights this man is a powerhouse of energy (one does wonder what he's like when he's not tired...)...

Top events at the 2014 Edinburgh Book Festival for young adults

'Today's teenagers don't read books' 'Teenagers can't concentrate, it's all that gazing at Facebook' Comments we've all heard, or even made. Total nonsense.  Young adult fiction is one of the fastest-growing areas in 21st century publishing:...

New Edinburgh Science Fiction Theatre Company ‘Takes Off’

 Tonight the country’s only theatre company dedicated to producing science fiction, is to take its maiden voyage in ‘Black Sky’ – an evening of science fiction stories.  The setting is The Scottish Storytelling Centre, but...


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