Professor of media and culture Dan Hassler-Forest is a science fiction devotee. Immersed in alternative universes and imagining queer utopias through the lens of Marxist-feminist and anti-racist theory, he writes on subjects ranging from late capitalism and zombies to the novels of Octavia Butler and Star Wars. A self-confessed ‘Fandroid’, Dan literally wrote the book (two books, in fact) on pop songstress Janelle Monáe. His analysis extolls her sci-fi world-building and utterly infectious music, which takes its cues from the likes of Prince and Janet Jackson. Be sure to follow him on Twitter for witty insights into the latest Marvel blockbuster or Netflix fantasy series.