Top events at this weekend’s Stoke Newington Literary Festival

TIME OUT LONDON selected their 3 favorite happenings at the Stoke Newington Literary Festival including a panel on dystopic and utopic fiction.

Dystopias and Utopias

As ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ becomes the latest dystopian vision to batter the box office, some of us are left wondering: what happened to positivity? For this panel discussion, four leading sci-fi writers and thinkers will discuss why the apocalypse is in vogue, and why no one’s bothering to look on the bright side. Among the speakers will be the current poster boy for cool, challenging sci-fi, Lavie Tidhar, and the award-winning tech-head behind ‘The Quiet War’ series, Paul McAuley. Abney Public Hall. Sat Jun 6, 3pm. £5.

Read the rest of their recommendations at TIME OUT LONDON.