Film studies, Literature, science fiction

‘We all died more times than I can count.’ Reincarnation, Social Mobility and the Multiverse in the Netflix Originals Series The OA

David Sweeney discusses the Netflix Originals Series, The OA, in the context of reincarnation, social mobility and the multiverse, as well as questions that arose following the series. Death is not the end for Prairie Johnson in the Netflix Originals TV series The OA (2016-19); rather it creates the opportunity for her to travel to … Continue reading

Literature, science fiction

Apocalypse in Fiction: Then and Now

Christopher Palmer, author of Apocalypse in Crisis, explores the rise of apocalyptic fiction since the end of the Second World War, shining a light on the relevance of current crises to the genre.             One thing that the experience of the last few years has forced on us is that we are not allowed one … Continue reading

Literature, science fiction

Four times Shakespeare has inspired stories about robots and AI

This article was originally posted on The Conversation by Sarah Annes Brown, author of Shakespeare and Science Fiction. Science fiction is a genre very much associated with technological marvels, innovations, and visions of the future. So it may be surprising to find so many of its writers are drawn to Shakespeare – he’s a figure … Continue reading