A portable kind of magic: why we love books-about-books

What:
Panel
When:
14:00, Thursday 15 Aug 2019 (50 minutes)
Where:
CCD - Liffey Room-1 [Capacity 70]
Tags:
Literature
Whether it’s a library of every book ever written, a compendium of magical creatures, or a hitchhiker’s guide to the universe, we’ve always loved a good story-about-a-story. What is behind our fascination with books and libraries, and why does it translate so well to SFF? How does the history of book-making connect to our myths and legends, and what shape will our meta-stories take in the future?
Potential
Tor Books, Titan, HarperCollins, Scholastic
Author
Participant
Author
Potential
Author / Librarian
Potential
Author, media critic
Potential
University of Chicago
Associate Professor of History
Moderator
Author
Participant
Author
Participant
Tor
Senior Editor

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