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‘The first six million years had been all fun and games’: Posthuman Curators and the Question Concerning Storage in Alastair Reynolds’ House of Suns and Slow Bullets

At the onset of Alastair Reynolds’ 2007 science fiction novel House of Suns, Campion, one of the primary protagonists of the novel, visits the Vigilance, who are curators of a vast interstellar archive, whereupon the means by which interstellar history is recorded, on a posthuman scale, is outlined. This process of data exchange is of …

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Demonizing the ‘Abnormal’Body: Conjoined Twins as ‘Obsessive Avengers’ in East Asian Horror

Depictions of individuals with disabilities or genetic abnormalities in horror have often been problematic, focusing on the ‘otherness’ of the physically anomalous as villainous, murderous, and psychotically unstable. While a growing body of scholarly work is examining disability in the horror film, little attention has been paid thus far to depictions in cinema from East …

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Visibility/Disability; Steampunk Prosthetics, Bodies and Industrial Society

Steampunk, a hybrid genre of new-Victorianism and science fiction, until recently has suffered from a lack of academic attention, on the one hand criticized for romanticizing the Victorian era, and on the other, disregarded as nostalgic and perhaps even juvenile pulp. However, unlike other genres, steampunk has first emerged as a primarily performative aesthetic movement, …