That Long, Rocky Road: Why Is Dystopian Fiction Evergreen?

 

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We’ve been waiting for another type of book for the last two years,’ says one editor in Paris. So far, though, it’s a dystopian fiction double-down. To some in Europe, ‘This is another wave of Americanization.’

Read my hit – and controversial – piece on the future of Dystopian fiction for Publishing Perspectives in full below or the original here.

You can read an earlier piece of mine for Wired.co.uk on the impact of dystopian fiction on innovation here.

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Curation in the age of super-abundance: is it a cure or a culprit?

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‘For publishers,’ says author and publisher Michael Baskhar, curation is ‘about the value of what we do in a world where there is, frankly, far too much to read.’

Check out my latest hit piece for  Publishing Perspectives in full below or by following this link to the original.

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Jacks Thomas: A Few Words With London Book Fair’s Director

 

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‘My personal highlight will be meeting the amazing Judith Kerr,’ Jacks Thomas tells us in a pre-London Book Fair chat. She’s readying, again, ‘a global platform’ for the books industry.

Still catching up on my posts…

Checkout my pre-London Book Fair chat with Jack Thomas, Director of the LBF,  in full below or the original here.

If you want to see some of the rest my LBF coverage for Publishing Perspectives then look up…

Writing The Book On AI: Nick Bostrom

Big Data and Big Metaphors

The Wisdom Of The Crowds

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SuperFlex’s lightweight exosuit will put a spring in your step

 

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The SuperFlex’s robotic muscles could help the less athletic to jump, or those with knee injuries to run.

Read my latest piece for Wired (UK) which was in the May edition of the magazine in full below or the original here. Scroll to the bottom to see Richard Mahoney. its creator, talk about his invention.

Don’t call it an exoskeleton. This is the SuperFlex, a lightweight “exosuit” that delivers 200 times more power than its weight – far beyond the capacity of most humans.

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The Wisdom Of the Crowds?

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Standing Room Only  Image: Mark Piesing

How pure a play is crowdfunding? As Unbound’s John Mitchinson says, “We still decide” which books are taken forward. And #LBF16-goers crowded a session on it.

Back to blogging after a couple of weeks break..Check out another example of my coverage from the London Book Fair for Publishing Perspectives in full below or by click on this link.

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