Some may disagree with Ross' criticism of typical modern definitions of science
that allow only natural processes, but he presents good arguments for a more open definition.
As part of her effort to redefine or at least remove the limitations of previous definitions of science
fiction and the fantastic, Barr promotes a polyvocal approach with three introductions, one by herself, one by Mark Dery, and one by Hortense J.
As one of six English Science Cities, Newcastle's role in a select group of locations determining the future directions and definitions of science
carries with it a great responsibility.