Ms Kanta

Voracious reader and DPhil candidate blogs about books and scholarly life.

Hey, Summer School Students, Your Teachers Are Not Paid

Summer schools are big business in Oxbridge. Colleges are never quiet: the students have hardly left for the vacation before groups of students from all over the world arrive for … Continue reading

11/07/2015 · Leave a comment

Exhausting Star Trek parody

It is a surprising move, to say the least. Steven Erikson, author of the world-famous high fantasy series The Malazan Book of the Fallen, has written a science fiction parody. … Continue reading

05/07/2015 · 2 Comments

“We thought Kanta was a guy.”

Oxford academics tend to attract media attention. And to seek it out, too, quite often. To prevent awkward blunders in the public eye, the Humanities department arranged a media training … Continue reading

18/05/2015 · 1 Comment

Station Eleven wins Arthur C. Clarke Award

Since I am now an official science fiction researcher, it seemed only fitting for me to attend last Wednesday’s Arthur C. Clarke Award ceremony. The most prestigious British science fiction … Continue reading

08/05/2015 · Leave a comment

Review: ‘The Buried Giant’

Originally posted on The Oxford Culture Review:
Kazuo Ishiguro’s last work, Never Let Me Go (2005), forayed successfully into science fiction, projecting a grim future in which human beings are…

14/04/2015 · Leave a comment

Intense pre-university course that should’ve been properly updated

Introducing Quantum Theory: A Graphic Guide to Science’s Most Puzzling Discovery J.P. McEvoy and Oscar Zarate One wonders why popular physics books do not come with illustrations more often. In … Continue reading

08/04/2015 · Leave a comment

Het draait niet om Beowulf, alleen om Tolkien

Hwæt! We Gardena         in geardagum, þeodcyninga,         þrym gefrunon, hu ða æþelingas         ellen fremedon. Met deze regels begint het … Continue reading

24/03/2015 · 1 Comment

Surprisingly educational one-minute reads

AsapSCIENCE Mitchell Moffit and Greg Brown AsapSCIENCE is an immensely popular YouTube channel, with over three million subscribers and over 300 million views. Its owners, Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown, … Continue reading

22/03/2015 · Leave a comment

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