Humber Speculative Fiction 10: Sunyi Dean & Daniel Godfrey

Speculative Fiction is an enchanting mix of elements and for or our last meet up of the year, we will be leaning into Gothically fantastic, and thrilling alternative history novels.

Our guests this month are Daniel Godfrey and Sunyi Dean, both authors have Yorkshire connections. Both authors explore the morally grey areas of character motivation.  


Daniel Godfrey is the author of New Pompeii, Empire of Time, and Synapse Sequence, all published by Titan Books. Set in The Cold War era with jailed doctor as the focus, Daniel Godfrey’s latest novel, The Calculations of Rational Men is his second self-published book.

“Godfrey’s intricately plotted, tremendously gripping time-travel thriller evokes Michael Crichton at his best” – The Financial Times


Sunyi Dean has had short stories published in The Best of British Scifi Anthology, Prole, FFO, Tor Dot Com. Her debut novel, The Book Eaters, was released in Aug 2022 Harper Voyager (UK). The Book Eaters features a protective single mother. It’s an atmospheric blend of fairy-tale and gothic styles.




Humber Speculative Fiction 9: R J Barker & Stephen Aryan

This September you can hear from two award winning Fantasy authors.


R J Barker is the author of The Tide Child Trilogy and The Wounded Kingdom Trilogy both published by Orbit. The Bone Ships was the winner of the Holdstock Award for Best Fantasy Novel.


Stephen Aryan is the author of the Age of Darkness trilogy and The Age of Dread trilogy, both published by Orbit. The Warrior, released August 9th completes a duology published by Angry Robot.


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Join us for friendly discussions around all things Speculative Fiction.

Our guests for the evening are:

Susan Oke who will be exploring aspects of editing. Carl F Northwood will be sharing insight on self publishing. Both authors will also be reading from their work.

Food and drink is available to order from the bar throughout the evening.

Please be aware there is a limited number of seating available.

Humber Speculative Fiction 8

Announcing the Guests for July 24th!

In the Science Fiction, YA, Short Story, and Editor corner we have Susan Oke. Representing Self Publishing, Fantasy, Dungeons and Dragons, and Leafy East Yorkshire Villages Author Carl F Northwood.

Tickets will be available shortly via this website/facebook. We strongly recommend reserving a space as it is limited.

Guest Author: Daniel Godfrey

In a building which has avoided time for around 600 years, it is only fitting to welcome Daniel 27833741Godfrey, author of New Pompeii published by Titan as our guest reader for our first meeting.

“In the near future, energy giant Novus Particles develops the technology to transport objects and people from the deep past to the present. Their biggest secret: New Pompeii. A replica of the city hidden deep in central Asia, filled with Romans pulled through time a split second before the volcano erupted.

Historian Nick Houghton doesn’t know why he’s been chosen to be the company’s historical advisor. He’s just excited to be there. Until he starts to wonder what happened to his predecessor. Until he realizes that NovusPart have more secrets than even the conspiracy theorists suspect.

Until he realizes that NovusPart have underestimated their captives…”
Author Daniel Godfrey has had several short stories published but New Pompeii is his first Science Fiction novel. Daniel gained an MSc from Leeds in transport planning, he is currently working on the sequel.

Praise for New Pompeii

“Fascinating, cleverly wrought, intelligent and occasionally brutal, New Pompeii is a thrillingly original take on the time travel genre.” – Tim Lebbon, New York Times bestseller

“An exuberant, high-concept thriller that brings ancient Rome crashing into the present day. Smart, inventive and action-packed.” – Tom Harper, bestselling author of The Lost Temple

“That rare science fiction novel that reads like a thriller – fast-paced and intricate. Godfrey has crafted an astonishing debut, and I can’t wait to see where his story goes next.” – Alan Smale, Sidewise Award winner

“An impressive debut. A smart, intriguing thriller in the tradition of Michael Crichton and Philip K. Dick.” – Gareth L. Powell, BSFA Award winner

“A first class debut. I couldn’t put it down!” – Adam Christopher, author of Empire State

“A cleverly woven tale of ancient Romans, time travel, and ageless power struggles, which builds to a stirring conclusion.” – Janet Edwards, author of Earth Flight