Author: amanda

June 13, 2016 Amanda Rees No comments exist

Author: Amanda Rees By their works, you shall know them…according to Vercors (the war-time pen name of French writer, Jean Bruller). His 1952 novel, Les Animaux dénaturés, opens with the death of a baby in Guildford. The father, who has arranged for the infant’s birth to be registered and for him to be baptised – thus…

April 29, 2016 Amanda Rees No comments exist

Author: Amanda Rees Not at any price would the Junior Meteorologist have revealed to the Chief that he was bestowing names – and girls’ names at that – upon these great moving low pressure areas. But he justified the sentimental vagary by explaining mentally that each storm was really an individual and that he could more…

April 19, 2016 Amanda Rees 1 comment

Author: Amanda Rees If I had to pick the SF that shaped both my expectations of the future and the broad outlines of my conceptual world, I probably wouldn’t start with books. I’d have to begin at about 7pm on Wednesday nights in the mid 1980s, when the closing theme of Star Trek would sing…

April 18, 2016 The Project Team 4 comments

The future. The moving frontier. These are the adventures of the AHRC project Unsettling Scientific Stories in its 36-month mission to seek out new insights, science histories, and understandings of sociology, and go where no one has gone before…   What is the future? How does it change? Why is it important to understand the…