Category Archives: Articles

 

  • Dear Letter Writers…: Another year, more Worldcon Drama

  • Forked Convergences: J B Toner has thoughts about stories

  • Worldcon Drama Again: What? It's only a couple of months since the last Worldcon fiasco. Of course we were due another one.

  • A Winter Worldcon: This year's Worldcon will be held in December rather than August. What does this mean, especially for those of us who can't attend? Also, Site Selection Controversy!

  • Your 2021 Hugo Award Finalists: Cheryl takes a look through the finalists for this year's Hugo Awards

  • The Fall of Koli: Cheryl looks back on her involvement in Mike Carey's Rampart Trilogy

  • SisterSong: SisterSong, by Lucy Holland, is another book that Cheryl was asked to act as a consultant on

  • Diversity Audit: An analysis of the authors of books reviewed by gender and ethnicity.

  • The Book of Koli: Cheryl talks about why she isn't review the fabulous new novel by Mike Carey, The Book of Koli

  • Conventions Go Virtual: What does the sudden need to hold major events online mean for Worldcon? Cheryl has opinions.

  • The Stories We Don’t Tell: Cheryl has some thoughts about what sort of stories can be told about trans people.

  • Some Hugo Thoughts: Cheryl has some thoughts about this year's Hugo nominations.

  • The Bankrupt Nihilism of Leo Grin: Alex Preston dives into the Nilhilism in Fantasy debate.

  • The Tiger’s Wife: Sam Jordison finds much fantastical in an Orange Prize nominee.

  • Eclipse 4: Karen Burnham looks at the latest book in the acclaimed anthology series.

  • Swords, Gold and Needlework: Cheryl Morgan looks at the opening volumes of two new fantasy series, and a postscript to an old SF series.

  • Science Fiction’s Hundred Year Spree: Gary Westfahl celebrates a major anniversary in the history of science fiction.

  • Gray Matter: Raz Greenberg takes a look at the latest generation of adventure video games.

  • Hunting the Snark: Alvaro Zinos-Amaro contemplates the Literary Essay in Modern Science Fiction.

  • To the Stars: Yukinobu Hoshino: Jonathan Clements investigates Japan's mastermind of historical SF, the author of Professor Munakata's British Museum Adventure and TO: 2001 Nights.

  • Contenders: Cheryl Morgan looks at two books that are being tipped as future award winners.

  • SF and IR: Ken MacLeod finds interest in science fiction in a place you may not expect it.

  • Living Between Worlds: David Barnett looks at a book by Charles Yu that has been attracted attention for both its literary and science fictional qualities.

  • Watching The Detectives: Cheryl Morgan looks at some current SF&F novels that have policemen and private eyes as central characters.

  • Masked Writer: Shotaro Ishinomori: On the 40th anniversary of Kamen Rider, Jonathan Clements examines the career of its record-breaking creator.

  • To The Ends of the Earth: Sam Jordison finds a tale of exploration that tickles his sense of wonder.

  • 1778 Ways To Say “I Love You”: Jonathan Clements examines the insider literature and celebrated romance of Taku Mayumura.

  • The Illustrated Man: Raz Greenberg looks at the career of French animator, René Laloux.

  • Exquisite Corpse: Sam Jordison delves into Surrealism with the help of Robert Irwin.

  • Believing in Snow: Cheryl Morgan ponders different barriers to suspension of disbelief.

  • Anyone Home?: Karen Burnham's short fiction column goes in search of the Last Man on Earth.

  • Venice: Death and Passion: Sam Jordison goes to Venice in the company of Jon Courtenay Grimwood and Jeanette Winterson.

  • The Rise & Rise of Paolo Bacigalupi: Colin Harvey takes a look at the short but hugely successful career of one of science fiction's rising stars.

  • The Class of 2010: Cheryl Morgan looks at some of the debut writers from last year.

  • The Fiend with Twenty Faces: Jonathan Clements examines the legacy of Ranpo Edogawa, the Japanese master of mystery and imagination, and his infamous master-thief K20.

  • What Is Genre Anyway?: Cheryl Morgan makes the case for genre as a process rather than a category.

  • Short Fiction: December 2010: From where I sit, it looks like a lot of fiction venues are looking to end the year on a high note. I had a wealth of great stories to chose from in November, and I don’t see things slowing down at all in December.

  • The Next Generation of Generation Starships: The announcement by NASA in late September 2010 of the discovery of the first potentially habitable extrasolar planet, Gliese 581 g, was tremendously exciting for many reasons, but it raised an age-old question. Gliese 581 g is located about 20.3 light-years, or 1.3 million Astronomical Units (AUs), from Earth. How long would it take for us to get there?

  • Birdbrain: Sam Jordison has birds on the brain.

  • Leiji Matsumoto: Yamato Spirit: The artist of Space Battleship Yamato talks to Jonathan Clements and Motoko Tamamuro about his life and work.