September 2017—January 2018
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we're on hiatus
We are currently taking a short break. But don't worry, we'll be back in February 2018 with a brand new issue. In the meantime, the Lateral editors have pulled together some of their favourite stories from our two-year run.
Below, you’ll find tales of robots that track whales, deadly venoms that might become life-saving medicines, sex robots that may or may not double as works of art, and songs of elemental particles that allow us to hear fundamental physics.
A selection of our favourites
With Ursula K. Le Guin challenging the gender binary as early as the 1960s, speculative fiction has been pushing society’s boundaries in a way no other genre has been free to do so.
Most PhD graduates won't find a job in academia. So how can people with an ultra-specialised area of expertise convey their value and skillset to non-researchers — including potential employers?