Unsung Live 5

Thanks to everyone who came down to the fifth instalment of Unsung Live last night at The Star of Kings for another night showcasing some of the best in contemporary speculative short fiction.

Kicking things off was Peter Sutton, reading three dark pieces of flash from his collection A Tiding of Magpies'Roadkill', where brothers on a car journey spend time by counting bodies by the side of the road; post-apocalyptic weirdness for a wandering zoologist in 'It Falls'; and the moral quandaries of domestic robots in, 'I, Butler'.

Peter Sutton (photo by Daniel Carpenter)

Peter Sutton (photo by Daniel Carpenter)

Next up was Irenosen Okojie reading 'Following', a disturbing and darkly comic tale of a garden homunculus being held captive by our narrator, from her latest collection Speak GigantularWeird in the best possible way!

Irenosen Okojie (photo by Pete Sutton)

Irenosen Okojie (photo by Pete Sutton)

After the break Anne Charnock, author of Sleeping Embers of an Ordinary Mind picked things up with 'Leave the Baby to Cry', a near-future story of parenting and the future of childbirth from her upcoming book Dreams Before the Start of Time.

Anne Charnock (photo by George Sandison)

Anne Charnock (photo by George Sandison)

Finishing up the night was the brilliant Tade Thompson, author of Making Wolf and Rosewater, reading 'Sliproad', a story of a man trapped in a town and his memory outside Lagos.

Tade Thompson (photo by Pete Sutton)

Tade Thompson (photo by Pete Sutton)

We finished up the evening with a giveaway of the authors' books – congratulations to all of the winners!

If you enjoyed the event, please spread the word and tell your friends what they missed out on. Our next live event is Tuesday December 6th so keep join our Meetup group for the lineup announcements and the book your seat.

If you have any photos of the event please tweet us @UnsungTweets – we’d love to see them.

Here’s what people have said about the night: