The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

By Mary Roach In Bonk, the best-selling author of Stiff turns her outrageous curiosity and insight on the most alluring scientific subject of all: sex. Can a person think herself to orgasm? Why doesn’t Viagra help women-or, for that matter, pandas? Can a dead man get...

Post-Writers-Convention Blues: How to Stay Connected

Writer’s conventions are, let’s face it, a bit of a party; and the lonely craft of writing can make some writers crave that social atmosphere. What does the writer do post-party to stay connected, after a serious dose of socialising with his fans and fellow writers?...

Poverty as Literary Inspiration: The No Credit Check Myth

Great artists, in both literature and the visual arts, have famously struggled with poverty when producing their masterpieces or bodies of work. In the science fiction genre some great exponents of it have, also, subsisted on tobacco and coffee; especially in their...