TitanCon Belfast 2019

I’m very excited that I will also be presenting in Belfast at TitanCon. This is the 2019 Eurocon and takes place the weekend after Worldcon. It promises to be a great convention and I’m really looking forward to it.

I will also be taking part in Literature Night on Thursday night and hopefully reading something completely new!

I can recommend the panel on Game of Thrones: Series Retrospective which is taking place on Friday in the Waterfront room at the Hilton. I’m moderating and have already had a conversation with the panelists, who have a lot of very interesting things to say about it all!

You can see the entire programme on Grenadine: https://sites.grenadine.co/sites/titancon/en/titancon2019

Worldcon Dublin 2019

I now have my schedule for Worldcon at Dublin and it looks great!

Here’s the official programming:

15 August 2019 13:30 – 14:20
Presenter: Throwing Grandma out the Airlock
Odeon 5 (Point Square, Dublin)

17 August 2019 12:00 – 12:50
Moderator: Invisible Work: Mothers and Caretakers in SFF
Wicklow Hall 1 (CCD)

19 August 2019 10:00 – 10:50
Panellist: Anniversary: Alcock and Brown

19 August 2019 13:00 – 13:50
Level 4 Foyer (CCD)

I’m very much looking forward to this; also my first EVER trip to Ireland!

Interview and Five Stories in Reaktor!

I’m thrilled to have been featured in the July issue of Reaktor magazine, with a detailed interview and five of my flash fiction stories.

Triin Loide asked me a broad range of interesting questions and never let me get away with an easy answer in Intervjuu: Sylvia Spruck Wrigley.

And five stories which have never before been seen in Estonian:

I’m flattered to have made my debut in Reaktor in such a big way!

Old Women in SF at Finncon 2019

I’m excited to announce that I’ve been invited to present at Finncon 2019 which takes place next month in Jyväskylä.

I’ll be speaking about old women in science fiction at 15:00 on Saturday, the 6th of July. The academic track has a theme of AI Meets Tolkien: Non-Human Minds in Speculative Fiction and on that subject, I’ll be questioning what happens to an aging population when know-how can be downloaded and experience can’t compete against artificial intelligence. Please come and join me in the Opinkivi building in room OPK141.

The Triangle : A Serial Box Original

The first season of Triangle has launched on Serial Box and my first episode (episode three) is out!

Things are about to take a serious turn into the land of all things weird in Sylvia Spruck Wrigley’s episode, The Moon People.

Episode 1 is free to read or to listen to so head over to Serial Box to see what you think!

You can also read a review on the website of Author JC Nelson: The Triangle – A Review.

If you want the whole series, then you can subscribe for a 25% discount by using the discount code TRIANGLE25.

I’m super proud of this project and so happy to see it out in the world!

SuperScience Me: Old Women in Science Fiction

Superscience Me, a great podcast about science fiction and fact, interviewed me about my project to find science fiction novels which include old women as major characters.

You can listen to the podcast here: [Episode 22]

For Superscience Me Sylvia talks about her hunt for such SF books and about her previous findings. Spoiler: There are the strangest correlations; for example if you are an old women in a SF novel, you are likely to be a politician and/or a bodysnatcher; if you are black, female AND old, you are likely to have survived the apocalypse.

Find Sylvia’s work on her website, where you can also sign up for the “Old Women in SF”-Mailing List & on Twitter. If you can think of any SF that features old women, contact her and add to the list!

I met Sylvia at the Conference “Worlding SF” in Graz last december, where she presented the first findings of the list-project under the amazing title “Throw Grandma out the Airlock”. More on this great conference and all the “SF Worlds” that where presented there you find in our 16th episode.

You can sign up for the Old Women in SF mailing list by contacting me directly or filling in the form on intrigue.co.uk.

Sylvia is creating international incidents…

I’m excited to tell you that I am now on Patreon, writing about interesting people and complicated places and goats.

A lot of my work right now is about my exploration of Estonia, a country I wouldn’t have been able to find on a map if you’d asked me five years ago. I write about culture and Google Translate and day-drinking and Russian butchery techniques. Working out whether I should take my clothes off for the sauna or not has fed my social anxiety for the past year. Public transport is its own challenge and nothing makes me as nervous as getting on a bus with a driver that I can’t understand on a route that heads straight to Russia.

I would love it if you came and joined me: https://patreon.com/akaSylvia

If This Goes On out now

I am proud to be a part of the anthology “If This Goes On”, the science fiction future of modern USian politics, edited by Cat Rambo and published by Parvus Press.

The anthology includes thirty writers who’ve written about their vision of the future, including my story, The Choices We Make.

Finally! I can tell you about The Triangle!

I’ve been working on this all summer and I am super excited that the pre-order has launched! Expect more information in the next month or two.

Two massive hurricanes hit the Bermuda Triangle region and soon ships and planes start disappearing…
Join Dan Koboldt, Mindy McGinnis and Sylvia Wrigley in solving the mystery of The Triangle!

Find out more at Serial Box

Putting the Science in Fiction

I’m proud to have been included in the wonderful reference manual collated and edited by Dan Koboldt, Putting the Science in Fiction.

Science and technology have starring roles in a wide range of genres—science fiction, fantasy, thriller, mystery, and more. Unfortunately, many depictions of technical subjects in literature, film and television are pure fiction.

Collecting articles from editor Dan Koboldt’s popular blog series for writers and fans of speculative fiction—plus a foreword by Chuck Wendig (author of Damn Fine Story, Star Wars: Aftermath and more) and a collection of never-before-published articles—Putting the Science in Fiction connects you to experts in a broad range of fields. Scientists, engineers, medical professionals, tech experts and others share their insights in order to debunk the myths, correct the misconceptions, offer advice on getting the details right, and help writers create more realistic yet engaging stories to satisfy discerning readers.

The book is full of great articles and detailed information across a broad range of subjects. It’s available in all good bookstores now.