‘Oops – again’ and other SFnal news

Oops! I seem to have done it again. Yes, I got another Honourable Mention from the Writers of the Future contest. This time it was for chapter 5 of my C.A.T. novel, entitled, Hope Mosaic. It just happens to be the middle chapter wit a whole load of loose ends to tie up in the remaining four chapters – and it still got an Honourable Mention! Or as C.A.T. would say – Me-Wow!

For the record here’s the graphic of state of play…


Given the way things have panned out, I think Chapter 3 might have an apt title.

Turning now to news…

The British Interplanetary Society (BIS) is going to hold a one day symposium on Future Histories and Forecasting on 27th January 2017 10:00am to 4:00pm. To quote them: Following the successful session at the BIS Space Conference; the British Interplanetary Society is staging a one-day symposium on the subject of hypothetical future histories and technical forecasting in both science fiction and space programme planning. Full details here, but includes Stephen Baxter as a speaker. 

For those of you who haven’t heard, there is an initiative to set up a nation in space – Asgardia Any human on Earth can join, though I’m not sure of all the ins and outs involved. One of their aims is to detangle or stop international wrangling about space laws. More details here.

The next Bristolcon is scheduled for October 28th 2017. Same place as before. More, though as yet few, details here.

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