11. As others see us: Science fiction writers on science journalism

Science fiction is a crucial setting for the public perception of and the public understanding and cultural response to science. People who read science journalism may often read (or watch) science fiction too – and people who read science fiction are almost certainly readers of science journalism. So are the people who write it. On this panel, three eminent science fiction writers will provide a critical consumer’s view of science journalism, discussing the similarities and differences they see between what we do and what they do, and how both forms of writing inform and are informed by the cultural setting of science.

Place & time

Venue: Central Hall, Westminster

Venue detail: Robert Perks Room

Date & Time: Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 14:30 - 16:00


Producer: Oliver Morton

Chair: Oliver Morton

Speakers: Geoff Ryman, Iain M. Banks, Paul McAuley