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Tender is the Flesh: the frailty and futility of being human

In Agusta Bazterrica’s dystopian novel animals are off the menu and eating people is the norm

Published: 24 July 2022
24 July 2022

Sayaka Murata’s Earthlings and the colour of survival

Making sense of Sayaka Murata's controversial, disturbing dystopic fiction

Published: 15 April 2022 | Last updated: 24 July 2022
15 April 2022

Ambiguity of existence: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? explained

Dissecting the real and fake in the book that inspired Blade Runner

Published: 27 February 2022 | Last updated: 24 July 2022
27 February 2022

The Masque of the Red Death: Poe, pandemics and the Covid connection

Poe’s gothic tale feels like a very modern horror

Published: 16 October 2021 | Last updated: 24 December 2021
16 October 2021

The Shining: Stephen King’s classic horror explained

A deep dive into Stephen King's classic hotel horror novel

Published: 15 August 2021 | Last updated: 11 July 2022
15 August 2021

Macbeth explained: Careless whispers and a contagious curse

An original analysis of Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy, Macbeth – with a twist

Published: 11 October 2020 | Last updated: 6 March 2022
11 October 2020

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