• Festival of Ideas: Jeanette Winterson

  • Tue, 28-05-2019 at 18:30
  • we the curious
    One Millennium Square
    BS1 5DB Bristol
Festival of Ideas: Jeanette Winterson - we the curious - Bristol

Bestselling author Jeanette Winterson presents her latest novel Frankissstein. Told in part through Mary Shelley’s eyes as she dreams up her monstrous creation, and taking on gender, identity and Artificial Intelligence, Frankissstein is a radical love story and a rallying cry for our times.In Brexit Britain, a young transgender doctor called Ry is falling in love – against their better judgement – with Victor Stein, a celebrated professor leading the public debate around AI. Meanwhile, Ron Lord, just divorced and living with Mum again, is set to make his fortune launching a new generation of sex dolls for lonely men everywhere. Across the Atlantic, in Phoenix, Arizona, a cryonics facility houses dozens of bodies of men and women who are medically and legally dead… but waiting to return to life.But the scene is set in 1816, when nineteen-year-old Mary Shelley writes a story about creating a non-biological life-form. ‘Beware, for I am fearless and therefore powerful.’Purchase a signed copy of Jeanette Winterson’s new book Frankissstein at a special advance discount of £12.50 (£16.99 at the event) at checkout. This offer is for online purchases only. Books to be collected at the event.Tickets £10/£8/£4.50. Online booking is via Eventbrite and managed by Festival of Ideas. Please use the contact function in Eventbrite or get in touch with any online booking queries. Tickets can also be purchased in person or over the phone at the venue: We The Curious, Anchor Road, Bristol BS1 5DB, Tel: 0117 915 1000.In partnership with We The Curious.