By Victoria Hoyle Occupy Me — Tricia Sullivan (Gollancz) ‘What. The fuck. Just happened.’ (Occupy Me, 28) If not for my...
By Victoria Hoyle The Power — Naomi Alderman (Penguin Viking) Of all the books that I personally shortlisted for this project...
By Victoria Hoyle The Underground Railroad — Colson Whitehead (Fleet) All historical fiction is alternate historical fiction, to a greater or...
By Victoria Hoyle Ninefox Gambit — Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris) The first three books on my Sharke shortlist were an unabashed...
By Victoria Hoyle Radiance — Catherynne M. Valente (Corsair) Imagine a table laden with all the food you can think of;...
By Victoria Hoyle Central Station — Lavie Tidhar (PS Publishing) I entered into Central Station with few expectations. It was my...
By Victoria Hoyle The Fifth Season — N.K. Jemisin (Orbit) (Fair warning: This review reveals key plot points of The Fifth...
By Victoria Hoyle I sat at my computer last Tuesday morning, flicking between my work and the Clarke Award...
By Victoria Hoyle I can tell you the first Arthur C. Clarke Award winner I ever read. The year...
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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