Twisting the Story

What:
Panel
When:
Friday Mar 25   02:30 PM to 04:00 PM (1 hour 30 minutes)
Where:
Hilton Deansgate - Room 8&9
Tags:
Literature
Intrigue! Betrayal! Revelation! All these options and more are available to the writer looking to take their story up a notch. But what is the key to making a good twist work, and work as SF or fantasy? Is it primarily a question of making the reader care about a character? Is it about managing and playing with the reader's expectations, particularly in those stories which draw on established structures, such as a heist or a procedural? Is it about the logical but unexpected implication of the speculative setting? Or is it something else entirely?