Buy When It Changed HERE for an exclusive reduced prize only available on our website

Check out the other books in the 12 Days of Comma Sale HERE


What is it?

How much of Science Fiction is genuine science? Take away the fantastical clichés of space-travel, time-travel and artificial intelligence, and how much of what remains accurately represents contemporary scientific thinking?

When It Changed was Comma’s first venture into it’s new, Science-Into-Fiction genre, and was an attempt to put authors and scientists back in touch with each other, to re-introduce research ideas with literary concerns, and to re-forge the alloy that once made SF great. Composed collaboratively – through a series of visits and conversations between leading authors and practicing scientists – it offers fictionalised glimpses into the far corners of current research fields, be they in nanotechnology, invertebrate physiology, particle physics, or software archaeology. From Planck’s Length (the smallest indivisible distance) to Plankton (potential saviours of the Earth’s ecosystem), from virtual encounters between Witgenstein and Turing, to future civilisations torn asunder by different readings of the Standard Model, together these stories represent a literary ‘experiment’ in the true sense of the word, and endeavour to isolate a whole new strain of the SF bug.

Why this book? 

It is the success of When It Changed that propelled the creation of the other, themed Science-Into-Fiction books that came later on in the series, from Spindles (Day 1 of #12DaysofComma), to the upcoming Thought X. For that reason, as well as it’s quality – the New Scientist described it as ‘stunning’ – we had to feature it in our sale, and consider this book essential Comma reading.

Who should you buy it for?

This anthology is perfect for the trepidatious S-i-F reader who may want to start off with a wide array of themes, as it covers a broad range of scientific discovery and topics. Fans of popular science programmes like Brainiac: Science Abuse, or the Infinite Monkey Cage Podcast; and fans of films like the Theory of Everything and The Imitation Game, where science is narrativised.

Buy the anthology for only £6 HERE

Check out the other books in the 12 Days of Comma Sale HERE


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