Genomics Forum and associated blogs
In June 2010 the ESRC Genomics Forum launched its blog - Genotype. This is a great online area for our staff, visitors and writers in residence to comment on the latest news and activities from the Forum.
2009 Writer in Residence blogs:
I’m working as a writer in residence here until May 2009. During this time I’ll work on a variety of projects in the ‘Genomics and Identity Politics’ workstream, including organising a short story competition, and writing this blog.
I’ve just received an MLitt in creative writing from the University of Glasgow and have had my short stories published in several different publications.
I used to be an astronomer, and much of my writing is inspired by science. I’m writing a novel about a female astronomer, but this is not (very) autobiographical. I’ve also worked as a policy advisor for both the UK and Scottish Governments on a wide variety of issues, including the regulation of activities in outer space, and homelessness.
Ken MacLeod is a science fiction writer of international repute. He has written eleven novels and many shorter pieces of fiction and non-fiction. His novels often explore socialist, communist and anarchist political ideas and encompass themes such as divergent human cultural evolution. Ken has a degree in Zoology from Glasgow University, has worked as a computer programmer and has written a masters thesis on biomechanics.