Swords, Sorcery, Sandals and Space, with Tony Keen

‘The Fantastika and the Classical World’ will be the theme of the 2013 Science Fiction Foundation Conference, which is to be held at The Foresight Centre at the University of Liverpool from 29 June – 1 July 2013. In this interview for Classics Confidential, the conference organiser, Dr Tony Keen (Associate Lecturer at The Open University), gives us a preview of some of the themes that will be discussed at the conference, from the ancient roots of Science Fiction, to modern SF appropriations of Classical sources. You can read more about Tony’s work and ideas on his great blog Memorabilia Antonina (the link we’ve given takes you straight to the Call for Papers for the conference, but the blog is packed with articles and reviews of interest to Classicists and Science Fiction fans alike).


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