We’re a semi-annual literary magazine published in both print and as a digital download carrying fiction and non-fiction relating to science, scientists, and the interaction between science and society.

Production Team

Hilary Lamb, our non-fiction editor, is a journalist and author. After five years as a staff reporter covering science and technology, she left to become a freelancer. She has worked on more than a dozen non-fiction books and won multiple awards for her journalism, including being named Columnist of the Year 2019 by the British Society of Magazine Editors.

Anita Chandran, our fiction editor, is a writer and editor. She is an associate editor at Nature Communications, has a PhD in ultrafast fibre lasers, and was awarded Imperial College’s Sir Arthur Acland Prize for excellence in the humanities. She has also worked in historical fiction, science pedagogy, and AI ethics and was overall winner of the Royal College of Science’s 2019 writing challenge for her short story (Nothing but) Art.

Aidan Patrick, our associate editor, is a mathematics and computer science graduate working as an AI software engineer. He’s also an MA creative writing student at the University of Birkbeck.

Gautam Kambhampati, our publisher, is a trainee patent lawyer. He has a PhD in quantum optics and molecular physics, and has previously worked as a data scientist. He has sat on committees advising a range of organisations from medical bodies to think tanks, and is a keen sailor in his spare time.

Former Contributors

We’re very pleased to have been able to feature illustrations and photography by Angel Li, Joanna Clay Design, Ryan de Carte, Benji Spence, Sophie Vickers, and Ling-Hsuan Wang. Issue 5 was designed and laid out by the wonderful Sabrina Kressierer.

Cerys Llinos, our founding art director and designer of the first four issues, is an ephemera enthusiast and secretive writer of articles, stories, and creative non-fiction. She is working as a researcher on a project studying reader behaviour, is making books on the future of the publishing industry, and has done print design work for local government and indie publications.