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Interview (Part 1): Nina Allan On Her Debut Novel, The Race

Interview (Part 1): Nina Allan On Her Debut Novel, The Race

Over the last decade Nina Allan has established herself as one of the UK’s most imaginative and compelling writers. In this extensive two part interview she talks to Gary Dalkin for Amazing Stories about a wide range of subjects, including her debut ... Read More »

Hello Summer, Goodbye – After The Blockbusters, After The Hugos Have Gone

Hello Summer, Goodbye – After The Blockbusters, After The Hugos Have Gone

Gary Dalkin looks back on the state of science fiction as another summer of massive budget SF and fantasy spectacles draws to a close. It seems this summer may have been a little better than those of late. The latest Michael Bay atrocity aside, Rise ... Read More »

The Artful Collector: Highlights from LonCon3 – The Biggest SF Worldcon ever! (part 3)

The Artful Collector: Highlights from LonCon3 – The Biggest SF Worldcon ever! (part 3)

Part 3 of Jane's con report on Loncon3 - the good, the bad and the art. Read More »

Burn Your Books: Rewind

Burn Your Books: Rewind

A bit of retro - recusiveness, revisiting an earlier post. Read More »

The Goldfinch As Science Fiction

The Goldfinch As Science Fiction

No, this is not a review of The Goldfinch, but a look at the way Tartt’s novel might be read as an accidental sort of science fiction. ... Clearly Donna Tartt had no intention of writing a science fiction novel. There is nothing in the plot of The Go... Read More »

Awe and a Sense of Wonder Are Not Universal Human Traits

Awe and a Sense of Wonder Are Not Universal Human Traits

Fans are different.... Read More »

¿Son la Ciencia Ficción y la Fantasía Literatura de Diversión?

¿Son la Ciencia Ficción y la Fantasía Literatura de Diversión?

Tanya takes on mainstream criticism of genre fiction. Uses Bradbury as metaphor, something most mainstream "authors" probably wouldn't get... Read More »

Asni’s Art Blog: Explosion – Aestheticizing Catastrophe

Asni’s Art Blog: Explosion – Aestheticizing Catastrophe

Explosions in movies are supposed to be "cool". There is an undeniable element of visual interest. It has become an aesthetic and intellectual game to play around with the genre conventions that have evolved around it. Read More »

RIP: Robin Williams

RIP: Robin Williams

Robin Williams 1951 - 2014 Read More »

“La Ficción Debe Ser Visceral, no Adorable y Lírica Todo el Tiempo”. Entrevista con el Escritor Escocés Hal Duncan.

Tanya returns with the english language version of her interview with Hal Duncan, author of Vellum. Read More »

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