Ben Hourigan is an editor and novelist,
the author of the No More Dreams series.

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Kiss Me, Genius Boy

This moving and comic novel is the first part of the No More Dreams series: an intellectual epic of contemporary urban love.

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My Generation’s Lament

Ben Hourigan’s second novel: the sequel to Kiss Me, Genius Boy and the second in the No More Dreams trilogy.

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The Hugo awards controversy

A friend just alerted me to a controversy that’s rocking SF fandom at the moment: a right-wing group called the Sick Puppies or Rabid Puppies have managed to dominate the 2015 Hugo Award nominations, giving them an extremely different flavor to the usual. And some...
What Happened to Marilyn (review)

What Happened to Marilyn (review)

What Happened to Marilyn, by Alexander Rigby. Having read Alexander Rigby’s first novel, The Second Chances of Priam Wood, not long after its release in 2013, I picked up What Happened to Marilyn while it was still on preorder, keen to see how Rigby’s work...

Emma Watson’s feminism speech

Emma Watson made a speech at the UN yesterday, launching an initiative called HeForShe. You can see the video here, and get a transcript here. The aim of HeForShe, as Watson states, is to try and galvanize as many men and boys as possible to be advocates for change....

The Manosphere! (review)

Ian Ironwood, The Manosphere! How the Red Pill, Game, and the Internet are Revalorizing Masculinity (2013). 4/5. After failing to be interested in it at university, I’ve been discussing gender politics with friends online since early 2013. Check out the “gender”...
On being a pick-up artist (PUA)

On being a pick-up artist (PUA)

On 23 May 2014, 22-year-old Elliot Rodger shot and killed four men and two women, and injured thirteen more people, in what is becoming known as the Isla Vista (or Santa Barbara) killings. This is a hot topic on my Facebook now, and on social media around the world....