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Podcast 15/11/2016

Podcast 442 – Simon Ings' Stalin and The Scientists

A History of Triumph and Tragedy

Simon Ings began his career writing science fiction stories, novels and films, before widening his brief to explore perception (The Eye), 20th-century radical politics (The Weight of Numbers), the shipping system (Dead Water) and augmented reality (Wolves). He co-founded and edited Arc magazine, a digital publication about the future, before joining New Scientist as its arts editor. Out of the office, he lives in possibly the coldest flat in London, writing for the Guardian, Times, Telegraph, Independent and Nature. Simon's latest book is Stalin and The Scientists.

In the particle of me that cares for this, I betrayed those little atoms with a kiss