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17:45 Sat 6 Aug 2016 Imperial College Union
Ahead of Holst’s The Planets, novelist Stephen Baxter examines the work of science-fiction writer H. G. Wells, born 150 years ago.
Ahead of Holst’s The Planets, novelist Stephen Baxter examines the work of science-fiction writer H. G. Wells, born 150 years ago.

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Ahead of Holst’s The Planets, novelist Stephen Baxter examines the work of science-fiction writer H. G. Wells, born 150 years ago. He is joined by New Generation Thinker Sarah Dillon.

HG Wells was born one hundred and fifty years ago this year. Although a prolific writer in many genres, he is best known today for his science fiction books, ‘The War of the Words’ and ‘The Time Machine’. As the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain prepare to perform Holst’s Planet Suite, novelist Stephen Baxter, who has been commissioned to write a sequel to ‘The War of the Worlds’ examines Wells’s novels and philosophy. He’s joined by science fiction expert and New Generation Thinker Sarah Dillon from the University of Cambridge. The discussion is hosted by Dr Will Abberley from the University of Sussex, another New Generation Thinker.

New Generation Thinkers is a scheme run by BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council to find academics who can turn their research into radio.

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