Worldcon, the 72nd Annual World Science Fiction Convention, which is being hosted by Loncon in London this August. One nice surprise is that I have a book signing on my birthday!
Here's my lineup:
Refugees Have More to Worry About Than Revenge
Thursday, August 14, 16:30 - 18:00, London Suite 2 (ExCeL)
War stories in genre fiction tend to focus on the soldiers, but what about the effects of conflict on people living in war zones, or coping with the fallout once the battle is done? What roles are available for individual refugees in genre fiction, beyond victim or avenger? How are societies shown to respond to displacement, or the arrival of the displaced?
Autographing 7 - Sean McLachlan
Saturday, August 16, 15:00 - 16:30, Autographing Space (ExCeL)
Sunday, August 17, 19:00 - 20:00, Capital Suite 15 (ExCeL)
Despite massive military superiority, armies still lose out to insurgent forces who use asymmetric warfare techniques - some of which might be called terrorism - to pursue their goals away from conventional battlefields. How does this work, how does it win, and is there any way to fight against it?