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By Helen Marshall In the summer of 2016, Nina Allan and I began to talk about the possibility of...
By Nina Allan As this year’s Clarke festivities wind inexorably towards their close, I thought it would be interesting...
By Nick Hubble These are my personal thoughts on the process and not in any way a collective position....
By Nick Hubble Infinite Ground — Martin MacInnes (Atlantic Books) and Ninefox Gambit — Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris) An inspector investigates the...
By Nina Allan To begin with, here is a reminder of the books we will be discussing: My...
By Paul Kincaid I have been associated with science fiction awards ever since I was approached to administer...
By Maureen Kincaid Speller Infinite Ground — Martin MacInnes (Atlantic Books) Of all the novels on my personal Shadow Clarke shortlist,...
‘We need to talk about COCOA’: A Shadow Clarke Discussion of Becky Chambers’s A Closed and Common Orbit
Edited and collated by Nick Hubble A Closed and Common Orbit — Becky Chambers (Hodder & Stoughton) Introduction The inclusion of...
By Paul Kincaid Ninefox Gambit — Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris) I am possibly not the right audience for this novel. I...
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About The Centre
J.G. Ballard & the Sciences Key
J.G. Ballard & the Sciences
Key Note Speaker: Christopher Priest
Hosted by the Anglia Ruskin Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy (CSFF)
Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
25th November 2017.
“Science and technology multiply around us. To an increasing extent they dictate the languages in which we speak and think. Either we use those languages, or we remain mute.” J.G. Ballard
Registration for the event is now open and space is limited. Please click here to register.
From The Drowned World’s early meditations on ecology, to the provocative prosthetics of Crash, through to the psychopathologies at work (or rather play) in Cocaine Nights, Super-Cannes and Kingdom Come, the writings of J.G. Ballard are in constant dialogue with the discourses of science and technology. As a result, his novels and short stories function as vast indexes of scientific innovation and enquiry, immersing the reader in the complex yet often beautiful languages of biology, chemistry, zoology, medicine, botany, neuroscience, bioethics, anatomy, biotechnology and psychology, to name just a few.
Papers are invited for a one-day cross-disciplinary conference on all aspects of the intersections between J.G. Ballard and science. Proposals are welcomed from researchers at all stages of their career, including postgraduate students, independent scholars and creative writers.
Please send proposals or abstracts of up to 300 words along with a short biography to Jeannette Baxter: Jeannette.Baxter@anglia.ac.uk by: August 31st, 2017.
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm GMT
Anglia Ruskin University, LAB 109