By Charlotte Stace
Fantasy enthusiasts listen up! The Fabra i Coats, city libraries and bookshops are set to fill with activities from the 3rd to 7th November for the Festival 42 - the first literature festival specialising in fantasy and science-fiction, with leading writers in the genre such as Elia Barceló, Marc Pastor and Anna Starobinets taking part.
The programme includes over 70 activities, with talks, workshops, recitals and interviews revolving around topics such as mythology, robots, post-humanism, feminism and horror, which will be engaging with other narratives such as video games, film and comics.
There will also be a chance to visit the exhibition ‘Robot dreams: 100 years imagining artificial beings’, which combines texts by specialists in the genre with the drawings of the comic book illustrator Albert Monteys. Another of the pillars of the festival will be The 42 Awards on the 6th November, to be presented to the best works published in this genre last year.