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Colin Dickey
Freelance
Colin Dickey is the author of Cranioklepty (2009) and Afterlives of the Saints (2012). His work has also appeared in LA Review of Books, and he is a regular contributor to Lapham’s Quarterly. He lives in California.
Essays
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Essay/Engineering
A fault in our design

We tend to think that technological progress is making us more resilient, but it might be making us more vulnerable

Colin Dickey

Essay/Biology
Deep chill

The Arctic Seed Vault puts apocalyptic talk of climate change in perspective – but not how you might think

Colin Dickey