Dr Val Nolan is a lecturer in English and Creative Writing at Aberystwyth University in Wales where he teaches modules on Science Fiction, Fantasy, Graphic Narratives, and a Star Trek module, which uses the franchise to model the application of literary criticism to popular culture. He is a graduate of the Clarion Science Fiction Writers’ Workshop at University of California, San Diego (2009) and he holds a PhD in contemporary literature from the National University of Ireland, Galway.
He has published academic articles and book chapters about authors and subjects, including Alastair Reynolds (Science Fiction Studies), Grant Morrison (Journal of Graphic Novels and Comic Books), Flann O’Brien (Review of Contemporary Fiction), Battlestar Galactica, Lost, and Fringe. He has written widely for newspapers including the Irish Times and the Irish Examiner, and his own fiction has appeared in Interzone, on the ‘Futures’ page of Nature, Unidentified Funny Objects, and in anthologies such as The Year’s Best Science Fiction. His story ‘The Irish Astronaut’ was shortlisted for the Theodore Sturgeon Award.
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