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March 25 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Festival 4
  • Fiction
  • Science, Radio & Invention

Steampunk Author Showcase

Toby Frost, Jonathan Green & Raven Dane, hosted by Paul Adams from The League of Essextraordinary Gentlemen


Lord Ashcroft Building, Anglia Ruskin University
Bishop Hall Lane
Chelmsford, CM1 1SQ
(£5 27yrs and under)

Box Office:

Mercury Theatre
01206 573948

It is often said that the true origins of Steampunk lie in early speculative fiction by writers such as Jules Verne and HG Wells.

Toby Frost, Jonathan Green and Raven Dane talk to Paul Adams (League of Essextraordinary Gentleman), about what Steampunk writers are about today.

Hear more about their inspirations, imaginations and insights into this weird and wonderful literary genre and creative cultural movement.

This event is part of Essex Book Festival’s Science, Radio and Invention Day in Chelmsford on Saturday 25 March.


About the authors:

Raven Dane is an award-winning writer of steampunk, horror and dark fantasy novels. With an Irish mother and Welsh father Raven is a true child of the Celtic Twilight. She has had short horror stories included in many international anthologies including Frightmare, Women Write Horror edited by Billie Sue Mosiman. She contributed a story to the Doctor Who spin-off film, White Witch of Devil’s End (Reeltime Pictures, TBA) which featured stories about the wife of a characterr, Olive Hawthorne, from the 1971 Doctor Who story ‘The Daemons’. ravendane.blogspot.co.uk @RavenDane

Jonathan Green is a writer of speculative fiction, with more than sixty books to his name. He has written everything from Fighting Fantasy gamebooks to Doctor Who novels, by way of Sonic the Hedgehog, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Judge Dredd and Robin of Sherwood. He is the creator of the Pax Britannia steampunk series for Abaddon Books, and the author of the award-winning, and critically-acclaimed, YOU ARE THE HERO – A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks. He also edits and compiles short story anthologies. JonathanGreenAuthor.com  @jonathangreen

Toby Frost is author of the Space Captain Smith books and other science fiction and fantasy. ‘Set in a universe where the suns never set on a stiff upper lip, this warm-hearted and funny interstellar romp gives the sacred cows of sci-fi a good kicking before racing home in time for tea.’ Dirk Maggs, Director (The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Tertiary, Quandary and Quintessential Phases) tobyfrost.com  @isambardsmith

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