Tag Archives: 2012

AS IF ANYONE CARED: 2012 BSFA NOMINATIONS AND STUFF

So I was putting together my nominations for the BSFA Awards and it kind of morphed into a wider longer look back at the things I read and enjoyed in 2012. Of course everyone else has already done this and … Continue reading

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DOING SOMETHING STUPID: RESPONDING TO A REVIEW

Dan Hartland has posted a review of Rocket Science, the anthology edited by Ian Sales, and he has commented on my story “Pathfinders”. [I’ve always loved Elvis Costello’s version of “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” – please hum along as … Continue reading

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FRIDAY’S WORDS OF WISDOM: POLITICS AND THE EMOTIONS

In their introduction to Politics and the Emotions (Continuum, 2012)  Simon Thompson and Paul Hoggett point out that models based on the unwavering rationality of the individual have dominated the social sciences for much of the last century. Like sociology … Continue reading

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JAMES WHITE JUDGING COMPLETE

I am very pleased to be able to say that the judging process for this year’s James White Award has now been completed and the winner chosen – to be announced at the BSFA Awards ceremony on Sunday 8 April. … Continue reading

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FRIDAY’S WORDS OF WISDOM: ANIMAL SPIRITS BY AKERLOF AND SHILLER

Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy and Why it Matters for Global Capitalism by George A Akerlof and Robert J Shiller (Princeton University Press, 2010) starts with the argument that traditional economic models based on rational actors and … Continue reading

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BOOKS OF 2012

So I was going to look back at the books I’d read last year, but everyone does that and why the hell would you be interested anyway? Instead, here’s a list of some of the books I’m looking forward to … Continue reading

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