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Shaviro, Steven

Entry updated 22 April 2024. Tagged: Author, Critic.

(1954-    ) US academic and culture critic, a full-time academic from 1984, with the University of Washington until 2004, and with Wayne State University until his 2023 full-pay suspension for an intemperate utterance online. Doom Patrols: A Theoretical Fiction about Postmodernism (1997) plays on its subject matter through an urgently postmodern idiom. Discognition (2016) examines the nature of consciousness as it might apply to AIs. Of direct interest is Extreme Fabulations: Science Fictions of Life (2021), in which sf narrative strategies are analyzed with specific reference to potential transformations caused by discoveries in Biology.

Shaviro was given the 2023 SFRA Award for Lifetime Contributions to SF Scholarship, a recognition widely once known before 2019 as the Pilgrim Award. [JC]

Steven Shaviro

born 3 April 1954

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