ESSAY The hidden meaning of Blade Runner 2049

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Star Wars – addiction or recovery?

My major teaching project for this year has been Advanced Scifi & Fantasy : Writing the 21st Century Myth. This new course is my journey to try and understand what myths are doing in our lives today. I’m happy that almost five thousand students have so far enrolled on the course to join that journey.

A highlight of the course – and of my year – was interviewing John Vervaeke, Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the University of Toronto (where he teaches alongside Jordan Peterson) on the meaning of myth. And of Star Wars.

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Frankenstein : how a teenage goth invented science fiction

Brian Aldiss did a great service for science fiction when he identified Frankenstein as the first SF novel. You can debate the reasons, but science fiction did a pretty solid job of writing women out of its history. Verne and Wells, Asimov and Heinlein were made the written history. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s name was rarelyContinue reading “Frankenstein : how a teenage goth invented science fiction”