By Megan AM A Field Guide to Reality — Joanna Kavenna (Riverrun) My final shortlistee is another popular novel among the...
After an intensive period of reading, aided by discussion from Anglia Ruskin students in the MA Publishing and MA...
By Nick Hubble The Gradual — Christopher Priest (Gollancz) Just over a third of the way through Christopher Priest’s The Gradual,...
By Vajra Chandrasekera The Arrival of Missives — Aliya Whiteley (Unsung Stories) Time travel TV shows can be broadly divided into...
By Victoria Hoyle The Underground Railroad — Colson Whitehead (Fleet) All historical fiction is alternate historical fiction, to a greater or...
By Nick Hubble Fair Rebel — Steph Swainston (Gollancz) Before I get on with the review – feel free to skip...
By Jonathan McCalmont The Underground Railroad — Colson Whitehead (Fleet) The Underground Railroad is about as significant a novel as American...
By Nina Allan Infinite Ground — Martin MacInnes (Atlantic Books) This is a difficult, intractable, Gordian knot of a novel, the...
By Megan AM Central Station — Lavie Tidhar (PS Publishing) As one of the more popular Clarke-eligible novels among the shadow...
By Vajra Chandrasekera Empire V — Victor Pelevin (Gollancz) Empire V is about vampires, which is probably guaranteed to turn away...
Archive for April, 2017
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