Hugh Charles O’Connell is an assistant professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Boston. His current research examines the relationship between speculative fiction and speculative finance. He is the co-editor with David M. Higgins of Speculative Finance/Speculative Fiction a special issue of CR: The New Centennial Review 19 (1). His essays on contemporary and postcolonial science fiction have appeared in Utopian StudiesThe Cambridge History of Science FictionPostcolonial Literary InquiryModern Fiction StudiesParadoxaScience Fiction Film & TelevisionThe Routledge Companion to Cyberpunk Culture, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Hugh will join us on the RCCC roundtable on Friday July 10th for a discussion of

Living in Cyberpunk Times