What would you do with a robot best friend?
Bestselling award-winning author, Frank Cottrell-Boyce will introduce you to Alfie, a boy who loses his hand in an accident and is very lonely until he meets Eric, a one-legged, very polite robot, in his brand new book Runaway Robot. With book signing.
A brand new uplifting novel full of adventure and heart by award-winning author, Frank Cottrell-Boyce. As a science, space and technology enthusiast, Frank’s inspiration for Runaway Robot was sparked after a trip to the robot exhibition at The Science Museum. After discovering Eric, the first ‘robot’ that came into existence, and how one day Eric miraculously escaped and never returned, Frank’s imagination ran away with the story!
Alfie is off school after an accident in which he lost both his hand and his confidence. He’s lonely all day on his own. So when he comes across Eric, a one-legged robot in need of a friend, he brings him home with him. But a ban on humanoid robots has just been passed, which means Alfie is breaking the law by sheltering Eric. Can he keep his new friend safe – and himself out of trouble?
Frank Cottrell Boyce is the author of Millions, Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth, Framed, Cosmic, The Astounding Broccoli Boy and the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang sequels. Frank’s first book, Millions, won the CILIP Carnegie Medal in 2004 and he also won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize for The Unforgettable Coat (Walker Books). Frank is a highly successful British screenwriter whose credits include The Railway Man, Millions and Goodbye Christopher Robin. Frank wrote the script for the Netflix Watership Down series which aired on BBC one in December 2018. Frank is also a judge for the BBC Radio 2 500 Words competition. He resides in Merseyside with his family.
Friday 25 October
Venue: The Forum, Gallery
Cost: £4 per person
Tickets will go off sale at 7pm the night before the event. For events at The Forum and Sir Isaac Newton, any remaining tickets will be available for sale on the day of the event at our ticket desk in the Atrium. For events at other venues, remaining tickets will be available to purchase, cash only, on the door 30 mins before the start time.
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