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I’ve mentioned this before, but as it’s TONIGHT, and FREE, I thought I’d mention it again for Bristol-types.


The Thunderbolt, 124 Bath Road, Bristol, BS4 3ED


Wednesday, October 3rd- 8pm

Gareth L Powell and Tim Maughan will be reading from their own SF writing in the bar – that means there will also be beer….

Gareth L Powell

Born and raised in Bristol, Gareth is the author of the novels The Recollection and Silversands, both of which were favourably reviewed in The Guardian, and the short story collection The Last Reef, which Morpheus Tales described as “one of the finest collections of SF short stories I have had the privilege of reading”. His next novel, Ack-Ack Macaque, will be published in the UK and USA by Solaris Books in January 2013. Gareth has given guest lectures on creative writing at Bath Spa University, and has written for The Irish Times, SFX magazine, Futurismic, 2000AD, and the Bristol Review of Books. He has been interviewed by local TV and radio stations, various podcasts, and the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme; and he will be one of the Guests of Honour at BristolCon on October 20th 2012.


Tim Maughan

After spending most of his life putting it off, Bristol based author Tim Maughan finally started writing science fiction a few years ago. Last year he released Paintwork, a collection of three cyberpunk-tinged stories dealing with the roles of art, celebrity and globalisation in a very near, and strangely familiar, future. After a great critical reception – including support from the likes of Cory Doctorow, Ken MacLeod and Jeff Noon – he is working on his debut novel as well as more short fiction, the latter being published over the next few months in several magazines and anthologies, kicking off with a story for New Scientist’s Arc Infinity off-shoot this September. Away from fiction he is one of the UK’s best known writers on Japanese animation and comics, which along with science fiction he writes about for Tor.com, as well as being a contributor to Anime News Network, SFX and Icon magazine.


Hope to see you there!