Science and Technology Studies & Science Fiction author

PhD Candidate, York University

Keywords: Huxley, science fiction (SF), popularization, audience

After four decades as a science popularizer and SF author (same thing!) I obtained my MA at York University under Dr Bernard Lightman, writing on the New Atheists. ‘Help Thou My Belief’ is on williamatkinson.com under the Academics button. I am completing my doctoral coursework via directed readings under Bernie, focusing on T.H. Huxley’s public and private positions in re religion and theology.

My previous academic work includes ethical issues involving Big Pharma, and audience construction in recent scientific popularization. I also have a strong interest in SF, both its origins in Victorian England and its ability to plant in the popular and scientific imaginations ideas which, long after their demotic origins have been forgotten, are realized in new technoscience.