Troubador A Common Thread

Released: 28/11/2020

ISBN: 9781800460355

eISBN: 9781800468290

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A Common Thread


A Common Thread offers a collection of science-inspired contemporary tales that reside at the edge of speculation.

Step inside the life of Peter, an under-employed science graduate caught up in a covert experiment, or Bella, a former scientist turned journalist investigating an illicit trade on the oceans of the world. Pursue Conor, a biologist who conceives an experiment that could change the nature of humankind forever, or in the title novella, meet Judy, an anthropologist who realises her analytical skills are not the only attribute in demand. Travel into A Common Thread, a collection of science-inspired contemporary tales where strange things happen – when you least expect them.

Fitzgerald, S.Z. (2019) 'The Fictional Scientist as a Dichotomy of Good and Evil in Contemporary Realist Speculative Fiction'. In: Barbini, F.T., ed. A Shadow Within: Evil in Fantasy and Science Fiction. Edinburgh: Luna Press Publishing, pp. 393-415.

Fitzgerald, S. (2020) 'Encouraging Discussion of Science and Technology Futures through Practice-Led Research'. Anthropocenes - Human, Inhuman, Posthuman, 1(1), 9. DOI:

Fitzgerald, S. (2020) 'Writing science-as-fiction to examine practice-led research in creative writing as science communication'. Writing in Practice: The Journal of Creative Writing Research, Vol.6, National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE), pp.81-98.
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Fitzgerald, S. (2020) A Common Thread. Leicester, UK: Troubador Publishing Ltd.

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Sean Fitzgerald

Sean Fitzgerald is a writer, academic and media practitioner. He holds a PhD in creative writing and science communication. His fiction and critical writing can be found in a number of journals, books and magazines. He lives with his partner and the two cats who adopted them, in the southwest of England.

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