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Reading out loud

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One week tomorrow, I’ll be giving a reading at the Sheffield Fantasy & Science Fiction Social Club, along with US author Dana Fredsti. This takes place on Sunday 1 March, from 4 pm onwards, in the Old Queen’s Head (next to Sheffield bus station). There will also be a raffle, with lots of prizes (people rarely go home empty-handed), and plenty of friendly chat. This is the second event put on by SFSF Social – the first was on 24 January and was very successful.

Time permitting, I plan to read a very short excerpt from Apollo Quartet 4 All That Outer Space Allows, and then another very short excerpt from my forthcoming space opera, A Prospect of War. I’ve no idea how well it’ll go – if the Apollo Quartet has taught me not to give books long titles because typing them out all the time is a complete faff, I suspect reading from A Prospect of War will probably teach me to pick character names I can actually pronounce…

So, come along – it costs nowt and it’s an excellent way to spend a Sunday evening.

oldqueenshead

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2 thoughts on “Reading out loud

  1. All the best and heaps of luck! 🙂

  2. Pronounce the names the way you want to, Ian.
    You wrote them after all.
    Nobody else will know if you’re getting them wrong.
    In “A Son of the Rock” I named a planet Ophelia. Most readers wouldn’t get its pronunciation correct. For a very good reason if I were reading it out I’d say Op-helly-ah.

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