By Nina Allan Ninefox Gambit — Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris) The SF Encyclopaedia informs us that the term ‘space opera’ was...
By Victoria Hoyle Occupy Me — Tricia Sullivan (Gollancz) ‘What. The fuck. Just happened.’ (Occupy Me, 28) If not for my...
By Paul Kincaid Central Station — Lavie Tidhar (PS Publishing) This is the future we were promised. This is what all...
By Maureen Kincaid Speller The Many Selves of Katherine North — Emma Geen (Bloomsbury) Of the six novels on my personal...
By Megan AM The Underground Railroad — Colson Whitehead (Fleet) The most famous, most advertised of the six novels on the...
By Paul Kincaid The Gradual — Christopher Priest (Gollancz) The other day, when I was reviewing Good Morning, Midnight by Lily...
By Nina Allan Occupy Me — Tricia Sullivan (Gollancz) And then came 72B. There was something almost poetic about the way...
By Maureen Kincaid Speller Azanian Bridges — Nick Wood (NewCon Press) Other commentators have already discussed the alternate history setting of...
By Victoria Hoyle The Power — Naomi Alderman (Penguin Viking) Of all the books that I personally shortlisted for this project...
Collated and edited by Victoria Hoyle [Editor’s note: this discussion, which took place over several days and is still...
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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