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Paris Adrift

In her new book Paris Adrift, E.J. Swift delivers both an unusual take on time travel and solid characters, including a fantastic protagonist.

Paris Was Supposed to Save Hallie. Now…Well, Let’s Just Say Paris Has Other Ideas.

There’s a strange woman called the chronometrist who will not leave her alone. Garbled warnings from bizarre creatures keep her up at night. And there’s a time portal in the keg room of the bar where she works. Soon Hallie is tumbling through the turbulent past and future Paris, making friends, changing the world – and falling in love.

But with every trip, Hallie loses a little of herself, and every infinitesimal change she makes ripples through time, until the future she’s trying to save suddenly looks nothing like what she hoped for…


E. J. Swift is the author of the Osiris Project trilogy, a speculative fiction series set in a world radically altered by climate change. Her short fiction has been nominated for the Sunday Times EFG short story award and the British Science Fiction Award for short fiction, and has appeared in a variety of publications from Solaris, Salt Publishing, NewCon Press and Jurassic London. Her latest novel is Paris Adrift, a tale of bartenders and time travel in the City of Light.


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Twitter: @catamaroon


Arno Wielders is the co-founder and chief technical officer of Mars One. He currently divides his time between Mars One and working at the European Space Technology and Research Centre (ESTEC) of the European Space Agency as a payload study manager for new planetary mission studies.



Thursday 14 June


10:45 - 11:15

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Theater aan het Spui – The Great Magnet