Book Deal & Appearances

Yesterday’s news I’ve been sitting on for a while was announced – I’ve signed a book deal with Kristell Ink for my novel Seven Deadly Swords – which I’m now editing. I very happy to sign to them as they’re a great publisher.

October is always a busy time for me with HorrorCon, Bristol Festival of Literature and BristolCon all in the same month. And this year looks especially busy! Ah well I can sleep in November right?

I’ll be doing a reading on Sunday 2nd October at the Sunday Assembly

I’ll have a blog post on the HWA Halloween blog (link when I have it):

4-Oct Do People Still Bob for Apples?

I’ll be running the book panel and the readings at Bristol HorrorCon

I’ll be doing a reading on 18th October at Unsung Stories

The North Bristol Writers are doing a special event at Arnos Vale Cemetary as part of Bristol Festival of Literature on the 20th October and we’ll be entering a team into the Flash Slam on the 21st October. I’ll also be at quite a few of the festival’s other events. There’s a great line-up this year so do check it out and sign up.

I’ll also be at BristolCon again this year on October 29th:

Moderating a panel at 13:00:

Uncanny Valleys of the Mind – When does software becomes intelligent? When does an artificial intelligence qualify as a sentient being?

We’ve been worried about sentient robots for a long time, but are we really worrying about what they might do to us, or what they might do to our understanding of ourselves? When we’re developing smart machines, how do we weigh up the benefits and the dangers, and given that a Twitter chatbot can become a fascist in 24 hours, when do we pull the plug?:

Peter Sutton (M), Claire Carter, Kevlin Henney, Ken MacLeod, Rosie Oliver

Ken MacLeod!!

Appearing on a Panel at 10:00:

Call Me Rosetta – First Contact: a how(not?)-to guide – As a probe sent out from Earth, what am I looking for, and what do I send back? If there’s life out there, when we meet the aliens, how do we say hello? How can we explain ourselves, and what should we keep back until the second date?:

Ian Millsted (M), Misa Buckley, Peter Sutton, Deane Saunders-Stowe, Janet Edwards

And doing a reading (from the novel Sick City Syndrome) straight after the panel at 13:50

 

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