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The following are the papers that we have accepted for the conference. We hope to publish details of how to register are here and here.

  • Thore Bjørnvig (University of Copenhagen) “Leaving the Cradle: Transcendence and Childhood’s End
  • Dr Boyarkina Iren (University of Rome Tor Vergata) “The Destiny of Life and Mind in the Universe in the Works by Arthur Clarke and Olaf Stapledon”
  • Dr Jim Clarke (Coventry University) “A Space Bodhi Tree: The ‘Crypto-Buddhism’ of Arthur C. Clarke”
  • Thomas Connolly (Maynooth University) “Asimov and Clarke: Two Visions of Human Society”
  • Alexey Dodsworth (Universities of São Paulo and Venice) “‘All These Worlds Are Yours – Except Europa’: On Ethics of Terraforming”
  • Professor Stephen Dougherty (Agder University) “Liu Cixin, Arthur C. Clarke and ‘Repositioning’”
  • Danielle S. Giraud (Lancaster University) “Campaigning for a Fluid Future: Clarke’s Influence on Roddenberry’s Star Trek
  • Dr Nick Hubble (Brunel University London) “The Clarke Award, ‘Literary SF’ and the Role of Criticism: Cultural Value in the 21st Century”
  • Mike Laycock (Birkbeck, University of London) “The Shifting Sexual Politics of Imperial Earth”
  • Lyu Guangzhao (Centre for Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry, UCL) “The Acceptance of Arthur Clarke in the Trilogy of Remembrance of Earth’s Past by Liu Cixin”
  • Dr Joe Norman “‘call me highway call me conduit call me lightning rod’: ‘Big Dumb Objects’ in Selected Works by Arthur C. Clarke and Iain M. Banks”
  • Professor Patrick Parrinder (University of Reading) “Clarkaeology: Arthur C. Clarke’s Time Capsules”
  • Dr Robert Poole (Uclan) “Prophet in his own Future: Clarke, NASA, and 2001
  • Andy Sawyer (University of Liverpool) “‘It’s just my job five days a week’: ‘Rocket-Men’ of the 1950s”
  • Dr Dani Shalet (University of Kent) “The Divine Human: Clarke and the Transhuman”
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