Edinburgh Book Fest – 11 August

Charles Fernyhough & Ben Marcus

FACT AND FICTION ON COURSE TO THE FUTURE
THE WELLCOME TRUST EVENT

Saturday 11 August
5:00pm – 6:00pm
ScottishPower Studio Theatre
£10.00, £8.00

From Gulliver’s Travels to 1984, dystopian visions have shaped literary fiction. Why do these flights of fancy influence our reality? How does science respond to these futuristic imaginings? Ben Marcus, author of the remarkable The Flame Alphabet, discusses the interplay of science and fiction as it shapes our future with psychologist Dr Charles Fernyhough, who specialises in child development, memory and hallucinations.

 

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