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An interview with Kathryn Allan about “Accessing the Future”

An interview with Kathryn Allan about “Accessing the Future” by Derek Newman-Stille

I had a great opportunity to interview friend and colleague Kathryn Allan, who shares my love of exploring representations of disability in Speculative Fiction. 1,590 more words


Rather than Apes: "Planet of the Mice"?

Because it’s a totally good idea, and science fiction has never suggested that we need to worry about genetically-engineered mice with human brain genes. I can’t wait for Phase 2, when the super-smart rodents are given cobra genes for venom and eagle genes for flight and talons. 13 more words


Upcoming Interview with Kathryn Allan About Accessing the Future on September 17

Kathryn Allan is an academic editor, an independent scholar of science fiction and disability studies, and has just launched an indigogo campaign to create a collection of science fiction featuring disability and people with disabilities titled Accessing the Future. 274 more words


Its almost not science fiction!!! Margaret Atwood and MaddAddam

As I read the article by Richard Norton Taylor in The Observer (reproduced in The Hindu recently) titled “The world of 2045: what to expect” I had a sense of de ja vu. 495 more words

Books And Reading

GMO Foods - Hard To Avoid?

An interesting article on genetically engineered crops around the world along with the pros and cons. This debate will continue until one side is proven right or wrong thus, it is difficult to find an unbiased article on this topic.  92 more words


The Tree of Light

Today I bring you an interesting project I came across on my search for a new topic, which I found too interesting to ignore.

When you walk down a street at night, you will probably find lamp posts around you shedding light so you can see where you’re going. 383 more words