Utopia in Dark Times Apr05

Utopia in Dark Times

I've been invited to give a public lecture as part of Durham University Palace Green Library's Exhibition on "Time Machines: The Past, the Future, and How Stories Take Us There" on Wednesday 7th June 2017. Given the prevalence of dystopianism in 2017, I thought the...

Speculative NY Apr05

Speculative NY

Kim Stanley Robinson and Francis Spufford in conversation with Adam Roberts, 3 April 2017. This review originally appeared on the Birkbeck Department of English and Humanities staff blog (click here to view the original post). A recent author event at Waterstones Piccadilly (Europe’s...

A Scanner Darkly Feb24

A Scanner Darkly

I was recently invited to participate in a panel discussion and screening of Richard Linklater's 2006 film adaptation of Philip K. Dick's classic novel, A Scanner Darkly (1977). The event was organised by the Vasari Research Centre for Art & Technology as part of their Digital...

RA Review Feb15

RA Review

Review of the Royal Academy’s new exhibition, “Revolution, Russian Art 1917-1932” This review originally appeared on the Birkbeck Department of English and Humanities staff blog (click here to view the original post). One hundred years after the Russian Revolution of 1917,...

BBC Radio 3 Nov30

BBC Radio 3

I was recently invited onto BBC Radio 3's late-night programme "Free Thinking" to take part in a live broadcast discussing the literary Weird. Since co-editing an essay collection on China Miéville, China Miéville: Critical Essays (Gylphi, 2015), I've been...