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John Plotz

John Plotz is a professor of Victorian literature at Brandeis University and cohosts the podcast Recall This Book. His books include The Crowd: British Literature and Public Politics(University of California Press, 2000), Portable Property: Victorian Culture on the Move(Princeton University Press, 2008), and Semi-Detached: Aesthetic Experience from Dickens to Keaton(Princeton University Press, 2017). His current project, on the satirical tradition in science fiction, is provisionally titled “Laughter Is from Mars.”

Cixin Liu

“To Reach the Pure Realm of the Imaginary:” A Conversation with Cixin Liu

The science fiction author Cixin Liu is best known for his mind-bending trilogy The Three Body Problem.