Do vampire narratives become science fiction when vampirism is created or/and ‘cured’ by science? Whether benevolent, malicious, or uncontrolled, science is rivalling if not, in some cases, entirely replacing the supernatural as the most prevalent component of recent vampire narratives. Where once there was a vampire slayer and her pointy stick there are now scientists armed with vaccines and syringes. Read more →
Monsters, Microbiology and Mathematics, Oh My!
Of late, the undead and science have become rather familiar (if not unusual) bedfellows, with a host of monsters providing the foundation for some rather quirky public engagement. The Monsters, Microbiology and Mathematics Team – MoMiMa for short – based at Manchester Metropolitan University, have their fair share of experience wrestling werewolves, vilifying vampires and zombie … zombie … well,… Read more →