That Kind of Fellow

Regardless of what I should think of when I hear “Royal Society”, what I do think of is Patrick O’Brien’s character Jack Aubrey reading papers about nutation to its fellows. Perhaps from now on I shall also think of China Miéville, for when the Royal Society holds the first literary festival in its history on October 1-2 in London the three-time Arthur C Clarke award winner will discuss his work and views on science and fiction with Tom Hunter, director of the awards. Other prize-winning authors are also on the program.

[Thanks to John Mansfield for the story.]