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Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. My latest books are THE TYRANNY OF OPINION: CONFORMITY AND THE FUTURE OF LIBERALISM (2019) and AT THE DAWN OF A GREAT TRANSITION: THE QUESTION OF RADICAL ENHANCEMENT (2021).

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Preposterous and depressing


It looks like our panel on using science fiction to teach science finds the whole prospect pretty crazy, at least judging by this candid shot. Left to right are David Kok, Sonny Whitelaw (panel convenor), Russell Blackford, Leanne Frahm, and Ian Nichols. Fortunately, we did think that there was some scope to use science fiction to introduce students to ideas in science and the humanities.

Most of us seem to think that it's a tough job writing media tie-in novels, if you can go by this candid shot from another Conjure panel, featuring Sabine Bauer, Sonny Whitelaw, Sean Williams (panel convenor) and a rather deflated-looking Russell Blackford.

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