For Andy's piece

Crumbs Buzz

  Andrew Hageman and Ashenafi Beyene | In the rapidly expanding field of critical attention to African speculative/science fiction, old and new, Miguel Llansó’s 2014 post-apocalypse film set in Ethiopia, Crumbs, is emanating a strange magnetic buzz.[1] The rich complexity of the characters, story, landscapes, soundtrack, and themes in this modest-budget independent production reflect the…

William Gibson

The Evolution of Cool in the Work of William Gibson

Diana Hodge |   What is Cool? As a young adult I didn’t care about being pretty or sexy, I wanted to be cool. How was my cool metre calibrated? Neal Cassady and Jack Kerouac were cool, Patti Smith, Debbie Harry and Chrissy Hynde are cool; then I found William Gibson and the Sprawl trilogy;…

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Dream Baby

Cathryn  Perazzo | Background: In this short piece of fiction, “Dream Baby”, I wanted to consider the membrane between the dreaming and “undreaming” state and the interaction with our actual selves, past and future. What is carried with us from dream to undream, and the reverse? What if the relief of emerging from a disturbing…

Ultrasound

Incubation

Alyson Miller | “Incubation” was produced as a result of the images from a pregnancy scan, a 3D capture and a short video of a tiny human being yet to be born, and yet fully formed, and waving to those watching as though it was aware of its performance from the inside. It was a…

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Heterocera

Alyson Miller | “Heterocera” emerged from three things: a sudden migration of waves that invaded our home (and tormented the cat); a documentary about insect life as the future for sustainable foods; and a news report about the impact of chemical farming and waste on the environment. Akin to John Wyndham’s Day of the Triffids,…

SCi Fi Thrilling

Episode 11: Transformations in/by Science Fiction

“Science Fiction,” writes James Gunn, “… is the literature of change” (p. 10), and it is the notion of transformations in or by science fiction which underpin all of the contributions in this episode of Deletion. Andrew Hageman and Ashenafi Beyene, in their piece “Crumbs Buzz“, focus on Miguel Llansó’s 2014 film Crumbs, a post-apocalypse work set in…