With her new novel inspired by the impact and power of language in society and the lively debate around AI in the context of language and the written word, Karen Langston considers how speculative fiction can ethically engage with that favourite human-vs-machine trope now the future is here.
In this monthly column, we check in with one of our resident agents to answer those questions you’re too afraid to ask for yourself. This month, Laura Bennett of the Liverpool Literary Agency tackles questions asked by BFS members in our dedicated Discord channel.
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