2017: A Clarke Odyssey

Location
Powell Lecture Theatre (Powell Building), Canterbury Campus, North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1QU
Category
Arts and Humanities
Date(s)
Saturday 9 December 2017 (08:45-18:30)
Contact
For further information about this event please contact the event organisers. 
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Full Price: £65 waged

Concessions: £50 student/unwaged

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Sir Arthur C. Clarke is one of the most important British sf writers of the twentieth century – novelist, short-story writer, scriptwriter, science populariser, fan, presenter of documentaries on the paranormal, proposer of the uses of the geosynchronous orbit and philanthropist.

We want to celebrate his life, work and influence on science fiction, science and beyond with papers on novels such as Childhood’s End, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Imperial Earth, papers making comparisons with other writers such as Robert A. Heinlein and Iain M. Banks and papers exploring his interest in science. We will also look at the Arthur C. Clarke Award.

Our keynote speakers are Stephen Baxter, science-fiction writer and collaborator with Clarke, and Professor Charlotte Sleigh, University of Kent.

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