Margaret Atwood

Science Fiction Romance Readers Share Scary Book Recommendations

Science Fiction Romance Readers Share Scary Book Recommendations

It’s that spooky time of year again when thoughts turn to scary books and movies. I decided to ask two of my favorite groups on Facebook – the Science fiction Romance Brigade and the SciFi Romance Group – what scary stories had terrified them the mos... Read More »

CANADIAN AURORA AWARDS: LAST CALL TO VOTE!

CANADIAN AURORA AWARDS: LAST CALL TO VOTE!

This week Steve talks about Canadian SF/F, and those books, stories, and so on, that have been nominated for an Aurora Award this year. Oh, yeah—he’s a nominee too! Read More »

Blogger Invitado: Diego Maenza. Importancia de la Ciencia Ficción

Blogger Invitado: Diego Maenza. Importancia de la Ciencia Ficción

An analysis of how science fiction themes and tropes have become a part of popular culture, and, in particular, have merged with literary fiction, leads to a discussion of the writing of Cristián Londoño Proaño. Read More »

Wicked Wonders Wicked Wonderful

Wicked Wonders Wicked Wonderful

In the battle between literary fiction and genre fiction, Ellen Klages belongs to both sides, as her engaging collection of short stories Wicked Wonders demonstrates. Read More »

Steve Fahnestalk’s VCON 39 Report. NOT R. Graeme Cameron’s VCON 39 Report!

Steve Fahnestalk’s VCON 39 Report. NOT R. Graeme Cameron’s VCON 39 Report!

Steve's (NOT R. Graeme Cameron's) report on last weeks VCON 39/Canvention 34! Read More »

Entrevista con Scott Lynch, Autor Nominado al World Fantasy Award

Entrevista con Scott Lynch, Autor Nominado al World Fantasy Award

An interview with World Fantasy Award nominee Scott Lynch Read More »

When Science Fiction IS Science Fiction

When Science Fiction IS Science Fiction

It is a profound mistake to interpret the genre of science fiction literally Read More »

Female Heroes in Literature

Female Heroes in Literature

For my birthday last year, I went to the cinema to watch the popular—and somewhat controversial—Hunger Games. Well, controversial among some critics and followers of critics, anyway. I came across a particularly juicy tidbit by critic Jeffrey Wells o... Read More »

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Crossroads: “Speculative” Literary Fiction and SF/F Techniques

Last week, we talked about how works of speculative fiction deploy techniques commonly found in literary fiction. This week, we’re going to flip that coin and look at how mainstream literary fiction employs techniques developed and refined in s... Read More »

Marketing is Destroying the Science Fiction Genre

Marketing is Destroying the Science Fiction Genre

The other day I was listening to NPR as they ran a piece on the TOTALLY NEW! NOT SCIENCE FICTION! genre of Cli Fi or Climate (change) Fiction. A year or so ago I was subjected to the same kind of nonsense with the introduction of the TOTALLY NEW! NOT... Read More »

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