The fiction of men

After you find out that a male writer has been a lesser person than you thought he was, have you found it harder to read and appreciate his work? I bet you have. I'm sure it's the case with female, rather non-male, writers too but most examples we know are those of men. Now, I …

Welcome to the ergosphere

A black hole's gravitational influence is a twisted – and twisting – thing, with many parts to it. We all know about the event horizon because of its wondrous ability to capture 'even light' within its envelope, keeping everything within trapped in absolute darkness for as long as the black hole lives. But beyond the …