Whilst there is no official notice on a Torquere blog or website, Torquere have announced to their authors that they are winding up trading, including their imprint Prizm. I’m saddened to see Torquere closing. The earlier version of the press gave me my first publishing break, in 2006, and I have been happily publishing with them for the decade since then.
I’m going to be at Swancon over Easter, and am on several panels, as well as giving an academic presentation. You can see my schedule below:
Friday 7.30pm – Fans and substance (ab)use:
Where’s the line between our right to hack our bodies to meet our needs, and everyone else’s right to not have a messed up person to deal with? How much can we optimise our body chemistry, with the available tech? These, and other exciting questions will be tackled. Ask us about hangover management, too.
Friday 8.30pm – Romance Panel: It’s Going to Get Weird Edition:
John, Lulu and I get stuck into the odder end of erotica. Are you sure that’s anatomically possible?
Saturday noon – Visualising Gender Fluidity:
Will Knox and I demonstrate the visual tool we built for our work on the Murdoch Uni Ally program, and talk about how we built it.
Monday noon: Is Spy-fic Speculative fic?:
In which I reveal I know a lot about Modesty Blaise.
Monday 2pm: Big Weather:
Predicting a Future Climate: How do SF authors write about climate change?