BEN J HENRY
BEN J HENRY
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At Nottingham University, I rediscovered The Nap. Late nights… essays on ageing in yeast to be avoided (thank you degree in Human Genetics – you’ve been so good to me)… it was inevitable, really.
And then I had these weird dreams. Dreams in which I got out of bed, while fully aware that I was still, in fact, in bed. I started to challenge myself: how far across campus could I get before I woke up? After a succession of these dreams, I realised what was happening: I was lucid dreaming.
Half a life later, I’m writing a speculative trilogy on what might happen were lucid dreams to take us a little farther than the other end of the university campus. What if, through lucid dreams, our consciousness was able to find a way out?
After six years of teaching in London and five in Singapore, I’m based in Bristol. I like to spend my days working on the trilogy, my evenings meeting weird and wonderful characters through improv acting, and my nights taking a deep dive into my own lucid dreams.
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