A roundup of some recent SF and SF-adjacent trailers.
Infinity Chamber, Marjorie Prime, It, Thor: Ragnarok, Justice League, Ready Player One, Blade Runner 2049, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Wonder, Goodbye Christopher Robin, Flatliners, Legend of the Naga Pearls.
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Here’s a roundup of some recent calls for academic papers:
Reports, reflections, and other bits on WorldCon 75 last week:
Two new editorial elements have been detected in Vector space. As Vector says goodbye to Anna McFarlane and Glyn Morgan, we are joined by Polina Levontin (who boasts both quantity and magnitude!) and Jo Lindsay Walton (who transmits pathogens!) as the journal’s new editors. Anna will remain editor for #285, with Polina and Jo taking over from #286 in early 2018.
Polina Levontin is also an environmental scientist, whose research often explores methods of modelling and analysing risk, and of synthesising and presenting different forms of knowledge for purposes of supporting decision-making. She has a PhD in Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management from Imperial College London, as well as Master’s degrees in Environmental Science, in Algebra and Number Theory, and in Comparative Literature. Polina’s recent SF criticism has focused on the representation of scientists and science in Nigerian speculative fiction.
Jo Lindsay Walton has a Master’s in Social and Political Theory from Birkbeck and a PhD in Creative Writing from Northumbria University. His research within SF studies mostly focuses on economics, particularly the representation of money and alternatives to money in contemporary speculative fiction. He also runs the small poetry press Sad Press and is a director of the Sputnik Awards for SFF.