Philip K Dick

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Kim Stanley Robinson: ‘I decided that it was time to go directly at the topic of climate change.’   Photograph: Carolyn Fong/The New York Times

Last year, science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson was asked to predict what the world will look like in 2050. He was speaking at the United Natio(...)

Stephen King: ‘I wrote The Tommyknockers … with my heart running at a hundred and thirty beats a minute and cotton swabs stuck up my nose to stem the coke-induced bleeding.’ Photograph: Jim Spellman/WireImage

It has come to our attention that this is a busy year for Stephen King. In February, writing with Richard Chizmar, he published an adventure novel cal(...)

Welcome to The Irish Times book quiz. You can put your knowledge of all things literary to the test by attempting these 10 questions, compiled by Frey(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald pictured at the publication of her party’s general election manifesto this week. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Contrary to former New York governor Mario Cuomo’s belief that politicians need to “campaign in poetry and govern in prose”, there is never much in Ir(...)

The Alternative:  who will save Ireland, on the eve of an in or out referendum? Photograph: Publicis Dublin

THE ALTERNATIVE Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire ★★★☆☆ If you’ve only ever known one reality, how hard is it to imagine the alternative? That’s the sl(...)

‘I found myself among the speakers on a panel at Worldcon 2019, an extraordinary event that has brought thousands of sci-fi enthusiasts to Ireland from all over the world’.

In a parallel universe, I may be an avid reader of science fiction. In this one, the genre has almost entirely eluded me. And yet on Thursday, through(...)

Colm Tóibín: “I can’t do thrillers and I can’t do spy novels. I can’t do any genre-fiction books, really, none of them.”  Photograph: Simone Padovani/Awakening/Getty Images

That thing Voltaire didn’t actually say about defending loopy opinions to the death (I paraphrase) has gone out of fashion in recent years. Too often (...)

Natasha Lyonne in Russian Doll. Photograph: Netflix

It took 14 seconds of the Russian Doll trailer to give us the first death of its main character. The trailer restarted. So did her night. A minute and(...)

Ólafur Arnalds: “Ultimately, I have to fight for my right to do what I want to do”

There are various reasons why Icelandic musicians don’t bother to fit into any defined or assigned role, says Ólafur Arnalds, and they include the fol(...)

Ilac Centre Library. Photograph:  Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Shortly before 10am, 40 people are waiting at the steps that lead to the Central Library in the Ilac Centre, Dublin. “Some mornings you’d think there’(...)

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