It is a great time to be a fan of Science Fiction. We’re weeks away from the release of a new Blade Runner movie, Channel 4 are about to debut ‘Electric Dreams’ (a new anthology show adapting the short stories of Philip K. Dick), a brand new iteration of Star Trek is about to drop on Netflix and, of course, next week will see the official launch of York St John University’s very own SF project: ‘Terra Two: An Arc(hive) for Off-World Survival.’
The project officially launches on Friday 29 September in Quad South Hall from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
Directed by Dr Liesl King, The Terra Two Project is a digital ark(ive) gathering critical and creative responses to science fiction in order to influence the first human settlement off-world: https://yorkstjohnterratwo.com. Its aims are to seed research and creative outputs, to bring enjoyment and inspiration to readers, viewers and listeners, and to contribute to the welfare and preservation of our species and the many species indigenous to planet Earth, Terra One!
Poet and science fiction writer Luke Kennard will give a short presentation and officially launch the project, and successful contributors to Terra Two—YSJ staff members, students and invited guests—will share extracts from their creative and critical submissions. The most recent submissions to Terra Two will be released on the Monday leading up to the launch, including a short story by Luke Kennard. Luke Kennard’s novel The Transition will be available for sale and signing on the night.
The event begins with wine and nibbles at 6:00, in Quad South foyer, followed by presentations from 6:30 in Quad South Hall.
Book your free tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/terra-two-an-ark-for-off-world-survival-tickets-36773576758