Discussion: Science Fiction and Apocalypse
- Wed 03 Dec 2014
- 6:30 pm
‘We have had the end of the world with us ever since the word began.’ – Anthony Burgess, Apocalypse and After. Alien invasions, outbreaks of pestilence, natural disasters and man-made nuclear destruction all feature in the bleak apocalyptic fantasies of writers, artists and filmmakers. In conjunction with our End Of The World News film season at Cornerhouse cinema, we’re very pleased to welcome world authority on scifi Andy Sawyer, librarian at Europe’s largest science fiction collection, and Heather Morison, leading artist and creator of the mobile library of apocalyptic literature Tales Of Space and Time for a discussion of their work and an exploration of the hopes and fears that drive scifi literature and film from the 1930s to the present day. Advance booking is required, so reserve your place via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0161 235 0776. This project is supported by Film Hub North West Central and is part of the BFI UK-wide Sci-Fi season Days of Fear and Wonder.