Science In Fiction: Not Always Science Fiction!

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  • Wed, 13th Jun 2018 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

How does Science impact on Literature? And does Literature influence Science? Blend your interest in both at this our final session of this season. Author, editor and former publisher, Karen Elizabeth Steed, will talk about the relatively new impact of science on fiction and non-fiction writing. She’ll provide a brief overview of the genesis of the genres of science fiction, fantasy and magic realism, then talk about some contemporary authors who use science for inspiration, including Margaret Atwood (wave theory) and others. Steed will use examples from her work to illustrate a less obvious use of science, including the baroque understanding of science, in her most recent non-fiction publication, Malta: The Beautiful Hour.