Other Worlds – Sci-fi and Fantasy Fiction in Aotearoa New Zealand
Saturday 13 May 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, The Joy Cowley Room, The Royal Hotel. $15
Science fiction hasn’t always got the respect it deserves in Aotearoa New Zealand, even if one of our prime ministers – Julius Vogel – wrote it. Danyl McLauchlan talks to two writers and a publisher about how in times like these sci-fi can bring answers in through the back door long before science comes in the front. Hear from Gina Cole, author of Na Viro; Malcolm Burgess, long-standing friend and reviewer of the late Phillip Mann; and Ryan Cahill, self-published fantasy author of his debut series The Bound and The Broken.