I have been saying for some time that it is very sad that literary festivals in the UK have completely ignored science fiction and fantasy (despite the likes of Pratchett, Rowling, Pullman, Gaiman, etc. selling huge quantities of books). Well, congratulations to Cheltenham for stepping up to the plate. Torque Control has a list of SF-related programme items. The discussion between China Miéville and John Mullan sounds particularly tasty. The panel discussion with Nalo Hopkinson, M. John Harrison and Toby Litt also sounds very promising.
Sadly I can’t be there. I have promised Dani & co that I will be in Dublin for Octocon. But hopefully someone will be on hand to plug Salon Futura, which will hopefully have a bunch of kick-ass issues out by then.