Disturbing the Universe

David L Clements, science and science fiction

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Science for Fiction 2014

Science for Fiction 2014

Are you a professionally published author?
Would your fiction benefit from learning more about current science and technology?
Then come to Science for Fiction 2014!

Science for Fiction will be held the Monday & Tuesday before LonCon3 at Imperial College, on 11th & 12th August 2014, starting 2pm on 11th and all day 12th August.

Subject matter will include theoretical physics, astrophysics, cosmology, genetics and much more. Presentations will be given by leading scientists and there will be plenty of time for discussion during and after the talks.

Science for Fiction costs £35, including lunch on 12th August.

If you want to come please email d.clements at imperial.ac.uk the following information:


Postal Address:

Email Address:

Major recent publications:

Areas of Interest (eg. astronomy, biology):

Dietary Restrictions:

Do you require financial support? (attach details)

Any further information:

Dr D.L. Clements
Blackett Laboratory
Prince Consort Road
London SW7 2AZ

Numbers are limited so apply soon!

Science for Fiction is supported by Imperial College London and the Science Fiction Foundation


First fiction publication of the year!

My flash fiction story ‘Brane Surgery’ is now available from Kazka Press.

Hope you enjoy it, and do look at the other authors in this issue of their web magazine! Many thanks to Kazka for publishing this, and especially for the rapid turn around from submission a bit over a month ago to publication today.

If you want to comment on the story, there is an open thread here. All comments and criticism very welcome.

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A Year in Words

I had five pieces published last year, including one in Nature Futures.

This year’s harvest has been a bit thinner, with only one piece published – my non-fiction story ‘Launch Day’ in Rocket Science.*

But things are already looking up for 2013, with the news today that a flash fiction piece of mine has sold to Kazka Press!

More news of this once the details of publication are sorted.

* I wasn’t entirely idle, though, as I’m a co-author of something like sixty scientific papers this year.