Articles by Alice Kirby

Alice has an MA in English Literature and has taught at GCSE and A level. She now tutors distance learning students and is an examiner for AS and A Level English Language and Literature. When she's not teaching, Alice can be found devouring books, writing, crafting and chasing after her two small boys.

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Ray Bradbury: It couldn’t happen. Or has it?

Much of Bradbury’s fiction is concerned with social commentary. He once wrote, ‘People ask me to predict the future, when all I want to do is prevent it.’


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John Wyndham: Sowing the seeds of an Everyday Apocalypse

Like most good writers of science fiction, Wyndham’s work has had a great influence on today’s fantasy and sci-fi culture.


Schematic of a Robot

Asimov: The scientist’s science fiction writer

His short story ‘Nightfall’ was voted by the Science Fiction Writers of America the best short science fiction story of all time.


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H.G. Wells: The Father of Science Fiction

H.G. Wells was once referred to as ‘the Shakespeare of Science Fiction.’ He is more often called ‘the father of Science Fiction’ and regarded, along with Jules Verne, as one of the creators of the genre. It is fair to say that his work has had a great influence on the vision of the future […]


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Advancing into darkness: Daphne Du Maurier

Du Maurier took the Gothic genre into the twentieth century.


How much screen time are you getting?

Those who had spent an extra hour a day looking at a screen had results that were on average two grades below their peers.


Seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness

To make you feel better, take a leaf (pun intended) from these authors, whose writings about Autumn examine the beauty and potential, as well as the melancholy, of the season…


The Sounds of Study

Alice has an MA in English Literature and has taught at GCSE and A level. She now tutors distance learning students and is an examiner for AS and A Level English Language and Literature. When she’s not teaching, Alice can be found devouring books, writing, crafting and chasing after her two small boys.


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