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Humber Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror Social Meet

Sorry to keep you waiting.

Your next Speculative Fiction fix is coming soon!


We’ve found a new venue & it might even become ‘Home.’ (We hope.)

We’ve bribed authors with coffee, cake, and the promise of a good review.


24th July 5.30pm

Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy Social Event image shows book covers of Authors: Tim Major, Joe Hakim and Keith W Dickinson.


It’s not often you get the chance to invite authors into your house but this time, that’s exact what were doing. Stay home AND stay social.

Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy Social Event image shows book covers of Authors: Tim Major, Joe Hakim and Keith W Dickinson.

We think it’s time to be social again, but we want to keep you safe. So…we’re attempting a virtual tour. September’s guests all hail from the north of the M62 and represent of the spectrum offered by Speculative Fiction.

For HumberSFF 7 you must register with us to attend.


So grab your favourite snack, pour yourself a drink and join us on your sofa.

Our guests for HumberSFF are:

Horror, Science Fiction Author and Editor Tim Major

Artwork shows coverwork of  of Machineries of Mercy and Hope Island

Our tour starts in York, home of Tim Major. Tim has written stories published by genre giants such as Interzone, Fox Spirit, and Shoreline of Infinity, as well as in The Best of British collections from NewCon Press. Tim will be reading from his supernatural mystery novel Hope Island, recently published by Titan Books, as well as his YA novel Machineries of Mercy by Luna Press.

Genre-Spanning Author Joe Hakim

Artwork shows coverart of The Community, a hull based science fiction novel.


Anchoring back in Hull, Joe Hakim’s novel The Community was nominated for a British Science Fiction Award. Joe’s non-fiction and poetry work has appeared on BBC Radio 3 and at festivals around the UK. His most recent work, Extra Life, is a musical spoken word extravaganza which was part of this year’s Hull Freedom Festival.

Steampunk and Crime Author Keith W Dickinson

Artwork shows cover art for Steampunk novel Dexter and Sinister


Completing our scenic tour of the region’s genre talent – and stretching north east a bit – our third guest is Keith W Dickinson. Shortlisted for the Lindisfarne Prize in 2019 for crime fiction, Keith’s debut steampunk novel Dexter & Sinister: Dectecting Agents was launched as part of Lincoln’s Steampunk 2020 festival.

Shona Kinsella’s novella, Flame and the Flood, was published this summer by award winning Fox Spirit Books. The sequel to her 2018 Science Fantasy novel, Ashael Rising, will be out soon from the superb Scottish publisher Stirling Press. Shona also edits the British Fantasy Society’s fiction journal, Horizons.

Even our raffle is going socially distant. We’re working with local independent bookshops J E Books, (Hull) Portal Bookshop (York) and The Rabbit Hole (Brigg) to give away 1 copy of each author’s most recent book.

Our meet will be using Google Meet. It is simple to use and free to access ( We will forward access details to ticket holders closer to the event, so we must ask you to register to attend.

All HumberSFF events are free, and we’ve done our best to keep it as safe as we can. If you would like to support Humbersff please use our Kofi donation page (

Poster advertising Humber SFF 6 7th March. 3 Female Scifi & Fantasy Authors. 5.30pm at Paragon Arcade

HumberSFF #6 Anna Smith Spark, Jane O’Reilly, Eli Allison

Poster advertising Humber SFF 6 7th March. 3 Female Scifi & Fantasy Authors. 5.30pm at Paragon Arcade

This International Women’s Day join us as we celebrate female authors within the Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror genres and enjoy the tasty delights of the award winning White Rabbit Chocolatiers.

MARCH 7th. 5.30pm

Click HERE to reserve your seat now. Space is very limited.

Anna Smith Spark

…is the author of the critically acclaimed grimdark epic fantasy trilogy Empires of Dust. The David Gemmell Awards shortlisted The House of Sacrifice is out now with HarperVoyager/Orbit.

Covers of the Empires of Dust Trilogy, The Court of Broken Knives, The Tower of Living and Dying, The House of Sacrifice
The Empires of Dust Trilogy by Anna Smith Spark

Jane O’Reilly

All three covers from the Science Fiction Trilogy Second Species are pictured here. Blue Shift, Deep Blue, and Blue Planet. Each cover features a female from the shoulders up, and elements of space and digitalisation.
The Second Species Series

…is the author of numerous contemporary and erotic romances published by Harlequin Escape and Carina UK. Blue Planet, the third book in her science fiction series, Second Species Trilogy will be available in March 2020.

Eli Allison

Book Cover of Sour Fruit by Eli Allison. Yellow. A face with blue hair and lemons for eyes
Sour Fruit by Eli Allison

Eli Allison’s vibrantly realised post-apocalyptic genre-busting debut isn’t set in 2017—or, at least, not the one we lived through—but it shows all the energy that city displayed while it was the UK city of culture. Only, turned to the bad. It may be set in the near future, or it may exist in an alternative now.

Reserve your free seat via our Eventbrite page by clicking here.

White Rabbit Chocolatiers Logo for Paragon Arcade Hull

HumberSFF#5 Daniel Godfrey, RJ Barker and Ren Warom

Yes, we’ve been on autopilot for a while. The good news is we found another port of call.  This time you’ll find us at Hull Waterstones, on November 10th 2018 from 4.30pm.

Waterstones cafe will be serving refreshments for you to enjoy.

As Waterstones will be letting us stay out late (whoo-hoo, bookshop lock in!) we must ask that you reserve a seat. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  Although our format has altered slightly the quality and talent of our guests has not.  There is a limited availability due to space restrictions. Don’t miss this one. Book here.

Our guests for Humber SFF 5 are:

Daniel Godfrey

(New Pompeii, Empire of Time, Synapse Sequence – Titan Books)

Our very first guest returns – we must be doing something right. Since his last visit, his time travel novel New Pompeii was nominated for a British Fantasy Award, and he’s had two further books published. AI and algorithms are responsible for keeping crime incheck in his latest tale. Frighteningly close to being fact not fiction, we think Synapse Sequence, his third novel with Titan Books may be his best yet. Crime meets Science Fiction and Thriller – there’s a reason why the critics are comparing him with Michael Crichton.

Ren Warom

( Escapology, Virology –Titan Books. The Lonely Dark –Fox Spirit Books. Like Wheels For Wings – Fox Spirit Books – late 2018. Coil, Apex Publishing – 2019.)

We’re really excited to be able to bring Ren Warom to Hull. Her work can be found on as well as the novels and numerous short stories she has set loose in the world.

We understand that there is more to come from her vivid and captivating writings in 2019 as well. Ren Warom’s science fiction is supported by knowledgeable and informative blog on mental health.

R.J Barker

(Age of Assassins, Blood of Assassins, King of Assassins – Orbit)


Having played in a rock band before deciding he was a rubbish musician, RJ returned to his first love, fiction, to find he is rather better at that. Books in RJ Barker’s The Wounded Kingdom Series have been shortlisted for the Gemmell Awards, The Clarke Awards, The British Fantasy Awards to name a few. Featuring Girton, a club-footed assassin, we think you’ll agree the series is a fun and entertaining read.