I am an avid reader of SF and fantasy, and sometime reviewer, editor and critic. I’m interested in the ways fiction and stories can help us think about the future and dealing with climate change.
In my professional life, I am an academic and SF and fantasy critic and editor. I’ve published books and articles on feminism, science fiction, science studies and sustainability (listed on my publications page).
I have been a judge for a number of literary awards including the Aurealis (Australian speculative) awards, the international James Tiptree Jr award, and the Peter McNamara lifetime achievement award. I’ve also chaired panels and presented at numerous writer’s festivals, conventions and academic conferences. (For more details see Professional Activities).