Upcoming Events

Melon HK – Asia’s Science Fiction Conference in Hong Kong
Apr 19 @ 9:00 am – Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm

I’m going to be doing two panels at this fantastic event – really looking forward to meeting great authors and wonderful readers!

Melon HK is one of the rising stars in the world of science fiction. Taking place in Hong Kong, the annual Melon Conference brings together award-winning and emerging science fiction writers, filmmakers and industry professionals from both China and the West, as well as the Sci-Fi community to share, brainstorm and be inspired.


MCM London Comic Con! @ ExCel London
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

To Infinity and Beyond – Creating Spectacular Science Fiction:

From space operas to time travel to battles beyond the stars, Science Fiction continues to be one of the most popular genres around.  Join authors Alastair Reynolds (REVENGER) Justina Robson (KEEPING IT REAL) Jamie Sawyer (THE LAZARUS WAR SERIES) Ian McDonald (LUNA: WOLF MOON) Tom Toner (THE PROMISE OF THE CHILD) GX Todd (DEFENDER) and Andrew Bannister (IRON GODS) as they discuss what makes great science fiction, and how important it is to get the mix of science and fiction just right.

  • Panellists:  Alastair Reynolds, Justina Robson, Jamie Sawyer, Ian McDonald, Tom Toner, GX Todd, Andrew Bannister
  • Panel Duration:  1 hour 15 minutes
  • Exact Time:  1100
  • Day:  Saturday 27th of May
  • Lower Platinum Suite
  • Panel will be followed by an author signing in the lower platinum suite.  Books available for sale from Forbidden Planet International
HARDWIRED SF Bookclub with guest ANDREW BANNISTER @ Waterstones, Bath
Aug 9 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

ANDREW BANNISTER is the acclaimed author of ‘Creation Machine’ and ‘Iron Gods’, two high octane, entertaining and inventive Space Operas that fans of Iain M Banks, Alistair Reynolds and Peter F. Hamilton will enjoy – and his work also echoes with the influences of UK dark space opera pioneers M. John Harrison and Barrington Bayley.

STEPHEN E. ANDREWS (aka Steve Andrews) is the author of ‘100 Must Read Science Fiction Novels’ and curator/moderator of HARDWIRED.

HARDWIRED will – over the next year – help put your reading of SF into an historical context, deepening your enjoyment and understanding of the genre’s development in a fun, informal but serious way. It’s an ideal way to meet other SF fans, find and inroad into the genre and encounter the rising stars of British SF.

Please feel free to read Campbell’s ‘Who Goes There?’ and/or Van Vogt’s ‘Voyage of the Space Beagle’ before attending the event, or simply come along to learn about Golden Age SF from two experts.

Novacon! @ Park Inn Hotel
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm

As ever, I am beyond chuffed to be doing a panel on Sunday lunchtime at Novacon 47 – and I’ll be sharing it with none other than Adrian Tchaikovsky, Juliette McKenna and Christina Lake, with Andy Sawyer in the chair. How good is that?