The New Yorker just released its first special issue devoted to science fiction, including contributions from genre giants like Ursula K. Le Guin and Ray Bradbury as well as rising "literary fiction" stars like Junot Díaz and Karen Russell.
Ed Finn is an assistant professor at Arizona State University with a joint appointment between the School of Arts, Media and Engineering and the Department of English, and he is director of the new Center for Science and the Imagination. This unique position reflects his interest in digital narratives, contemporary culture and the intersection of the humanities, arts and sciences. Previously he worked as a University Innovation Fellow in ASU's Office of University Initiatives, where he advanced the New American University ideal and developed proposals for new transdisciplinary programs. He completed his doctoral degree in English and American literature at Stanford University in 2011, where his dissertation, “The Social Lives of Books,” explored the changing nature of reading in the digital era. Before graduate school Ed worked as a journalist at Time, Slate and Popular Science. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Princeton University with a Comparative Literature major and certificates in Computer Science, Creative Writing and European Cultural Studies. You can follow him as @zonal on Twitter or just visit him in Phoenix.