What’s the point ?

Like possibly every PhD student ever, I go from time to time through 'whatsthepoint' periods. You work every day on a subject you are sometimes perfectly unsure of. How is this relevant to anything and anyone on the planet ? I perfectly understand the seeking of knowledge for knowledge in itself, or fundamental research in … Continue reading What’s the point ?

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Speculative Fiction is Coming.

A recent Guardian article here broached a subject that had long been nagging me, and which surfaced last year while chatting with a fellow "talker" during my first academic conference ever (more on that later). She was telling me that later on she would like to do some research on speculative fiction. It made me … Continue reading Speculative Fiction is Coming.