Continuum 8 @ Rydges on Swanston, 701 Swanston Street Carlton

Timetable | Tags | People

Futureproofing Sci-Fi And Fantasy

From Sunday 14:00 until Sunday 15:00 (60 Minutes)

Participants: Dave Cake, Nicole Canal, Chris McMahon, Brian Walls

Tags: Fantasy, Literature, Media, Multi, Sci-Fi

Certain works – including some earlier hailed as classics – are so bound to the time of writing that they’re unreadable today. Is it a question of writing style, outdated science, simply different ideas about what questions are interesting? A discussion of what went wrong and how modern writers and screenwriters might make today’s speculative fiction timeless.

Pelham Room