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ESRC Genomics Forum Social Session – Ken Macleod’s Intrusion book launch

Public event   21.03.2012






Ken MacLeod, author of Intrusion and award winning science fiction writer

Interviewing Ken about his latest work: Stuart Kelly, Literary Editor of Scotland on Sunday and a freelance critic and writer

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ESRC Genomics Forum and Pulp Fiction Books - Edinburgh


Pulp Fiction Books43 Bread StreetEdinburghEH3 9AH

Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm Refreshments will be provided.

Event details

Intrusion Ken Macleod Book cover Intrusion published by Orbit on 1 March 2012, is the latest offering from award winning science fiction writer Ken MacLeod.

Set in the very near future, where a single-dose pill has been developed that eradicates, without risk, many common genetic defects from an unborn child. When a pregnant woman refuses to take The Fix, as the pill is known, she divides friends, family and even the law with a moral dilemma. Is her decision a private matter of individual choice, or is it tantamount to wilful neglect of her unborn child?

This relaxed evening event offers the chance to hear Ken reading from Intrusion and discussing his new novel in conversation with Stuart Kelly, Literary Editor of Scotland on Sunday.

Refreshments and opportunities to purchase author signed copies of Intrusion will be available.

Learn more about Ken MacLeod and his writing at his blog: The Early Days of a Better Nation

In February 2009 Ken was appointed as Writer in Residence at the ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum working on some exciting projects aimed at connecting the area of genomics to a wider audience. Ken remains affiliated to the Genomics Forum - recently providing blog reports from the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2011 for Genotype

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After the event

This event is now sold out. If you would like to be added to the waiting list please email: forum@genomicsnetwork.ac.uk