REVIEW: “Researching Imaginary Worlds” by Ken MacLeod

Review of Ken MacLeod, “Researching Imaginary Worlds”, in Tod McCoy and M. Huw Evans, eds., Pocket Workshop: Essays on Living as a Writer (Hydra House Clarion West Writers Workshop, 2021): 101-106 — Purchase here. Reviewed by Sara L. Uckelman. (Read the review of the anthology.)

I didn’t get what I was hoping I would from this essay. I was hoping for a bit more on what to research than on how to research it. If you are not already a researcher, then there is probably some good advice in here; if you’ve come from a background where you’re already a trained researcher, then this piece will offer little that you don’t already know.