Esko Suoranta, MA, is a PhD researcher at the Department of Languages, University of Helsinki, and affiliated with the research consortium “Instrumental Narratives” (Academy of Finland, 2018–2022). Esko’s dissertation analyzes the ways in which contemporary speculative fiction might build cognitive affordances for thinking toward systemic phenomena. His publications discuss the contemporary novels of William Gibson (2014, 2016), surveillance capitalism in Malka Older’s Infomocracy (2018), and utopian/dystopian dynamics in Thomas Pynchon’s Bleeding Edge (forthcoming 2020). Esko is also co-editor for Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research and the recipient of the Alan Nadel Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper for his contribution to the 2019 conference of the International Society for the Study of Narrative. He tweets as @Escogar. 

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