My name is Sean Miller.
I’m a fabulist.
What’s a fabulist? you ask.
A fabulist is a writer who writes fables. I especially love science fables. Science fables are stories that blend the fantastical, the mythical, and the magical with real science.
In September, I’ll be publishing my middle-grade novel, Prezzemolina, or, The Little Parsley Girl. It’s a modern retelling of the classic Italian fairy tale.
When her mother forfeits her to the fairies, a fiercely independent twelve-year-old girl must use her magical affinity for parsley to escape the fairies’ ravenous clutches and get back home.
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In a former life, I earned a PhD in English from the University of London.
My book, Strung Together: The Cultural Currency of String Theory as a Scientific Imaginary, is available from the University of Michigan Press.
It’s the first sustained study of string theory as a cultural phenomenon, synthesizing developments in continental philosophy of science, cognitive linguistics, and literary criticism to examine the role the imagination plays in the production and dissemination of string theory as scientific knowledge.