fiction

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

Why you should read: Rendezvous with Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke

A brief intro to sci-fi novella Rendezvous with Rama ahead of 2024's film adaptation

Published: 26 February 2022 | Last updated: 19 July 2022
26 February 2022

Why you should read: The Clan of the Cave Bear, by Jean M. Auel

Cave bears, mammoths and lions – oh my

Published: 30 December 2021 | Last updated: 19 March 2022
30 December 2021

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

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