Colloquy: issue thirty-five/thirty-six

Colloquy: issue 35/36

(Un)Ethical Futures: Utopia, Dystopia and Science Fiction – special double issue

Front Matter and Contents



Of Lost Kingdoms and Strange Moments: Subjective Utopianism in Michel Houellebecq’s Les Particules élémentaires
Françoise Campbell

“Wealth Is the Only Reality”: Blake’s 7 and Thatcherism
Philip Braithwaite

The Point of View of the Animal: An Ontology and Ethics of Alterity in Emma Geen’s The Many Selves of Katherine North
João Vicente Faustino

The Poetics of Size: Rendering Apocalyptic Scale in Nevil Shute’s On the Beach and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road 
Eleanor Smith

“Let the Freaking Canning Begin”: Human Waste in the Workplaces of George Saunders’s Pastoralia (2000)
Freya Verlander

Messianic Nihilism in Gothic Horror: Walter Benjamin with Mary Shelley and Edgar Allan Poe
Ursula de Leeuw

Heterocosms of Machinic Desire: Philip Reeve’s Mortal Engines Quartet as Propulsive Dystopia
Adam Lovasz

H. P. Lovecraft’s Weird Tale Ideal: Angela Carter’s New Weird Dystopia
Anne-Maree Wicks

Creative Writing

Stranded Assets
Jason Nahrung

A Branching Narrative
Kane Simpson

Guest editors

The guest editorial team for this special issue comprised postgraduate students from Monash University and the University of Warwick:

Special issue editors-in-chief: Zachary Kendal and Aisling Smith

Special issue associate editors: Joshua Bulleid, Giulia Champion, Sean Mulcahy and JungJu Shin