By Megan AM Despite the many words I’ve spent on reviews, nothing better conveys my feelings about a shortlist...
By Megan AM When I was eighteen or nineteen, my mother handed me the latest reading sensation, Harry Potter...
By Megan AM Two novels that don’t appear to have anything in common, but are written by two powerhouses...
By Megan AM Since the 2013 all-male Clarke shortlist, it’s been assumed that Clarke jurors have been striving for...
By Megan AM Ninefox Gambit — Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris) It’s space opera, you know? One of last year’s most famous,...
By Megan AM The Underground Railroad — Colson Whitehead (Fleet) The most famous, most advertised of the six novels on the...
By Megan AM A Field Guide to Reality — Joanna Kavenna (Riverrun) My final shortlistee is another popular novel among the...
By Megan AM Central Station — Lavie Tidhar (PS Publishing) As one of the more popular Clarke-eligible novels among the shadow...
By Megan AM The Lost Time Accidents — John Wray (Canongate) This is the first novel I’ve read from my shortlist...
By Megan AM The Destructives — Matthew De Abaitua (Angry Robot) His instinct was to remember everything about individual humans....
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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