By Nina Allan After Atlas — Emma Newman (Roc) I thought my feelings about this book were all sewn up....
By Paul Kincaid After Atlas — Emma Newman (Roc) There are, in broad terms, two types of fiction. For convenience, although...
By Nina Allan (originally published in the May edition of Interzone) Although it is the controversies that tend to...
By Nina Allan A Closed and Common Orbit — Becky Chambers (Hodder & Stoughton) The mass media seem to have got...
By Megan AM Ninefox Gambit — Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris) It’s space opera, you know? One of last year’s most famous,...
By Nick Hubble The Fifth Season — N.K. Jemisin (Orbit) I wanted to begin this piece by noting that I...
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...
The (not really that) secret reason behind the Clarke Award revealing its submissions lists every year: a guest post by Tom Hunter
By Tom Hunter First, congratulations to Gareth Powell, the winner of this year’s Guess the Clarke Shortlist competition! Gareth...
By Paul Kincaid Central Station — Lavie Tidhar (PS Publishing) This is the future we were promised. This is what all...
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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