Genre affects reading expectations. Shock?

Research just out shows that people believe science fiction comprise a bunch of dumbed down stories, according to The Guardian. Academics have taken the same narrative and presented it in literary and genre forms to test subjects to see how they respond to the same story in a different context. When people read about airlocks …

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A Sense of Proportion

If you spend your time living in a Western bubble, sometimes you need to get some perspective. Why do I mention this? An article in The Guardian (yes, I read that publication a lot) covered the reversal of decision by Cambridge University Press to stop self-censoring its journal articles in China. Long story short: CUP …

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Quiz Time

The Guardian has added to the literary cannon with a quiz so in the interests of total transparency, here it is. Like so many others on the Internet-connected planet, I love a good quiz and have also taken part in many pretty rubbish ones too. Fill your boots!

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