Date(s) - Thu 14th May - Sun 17th May, 2015
1:00pm - 12:00pm
Moniack Mhor, Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire , IV4 7HT
Writing science fiction and fantasy demands all the skills of realistic fiction – plot, pace, character, setting and dialogue – and a few more besides: creative and consistent world-building, and a knack for drawing on the sources of fantastic fiction, whether it’s science, history, myth, magic or all of them together. Michael Cobley and Ken MacLeod can help you sharpen your general and specific writing skills to make your tale of other worlds something out of the ordinary.
Michael Cobley was born 1959, and has written fantasy, science fiction, cyberpunk and horror, as well as criticism and review. His novels include Shadowkings fantasy trilogy (2001-2005) and the Humanity’s Fire space opera trilogy (2009-2012). He has written a number of short stories, collected in Iron Mosaic (2004). Ancestral Machines, a standalone novel set in the Humanity’s Fire universe, is out in 2015.
Ken MacLeod is the author of fourteen SF novels, from The Star Fraction (1995) to Descent (Orbit, 2014), and many short stories. In 2013 and 2014 he was Writer in Residence on the MA Creative Writing course at Edinburgh Napier University.
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