American Science Fiction, Classic Novels of the 1950’s

"Kingsley Amis did in his 1960 critical study New Maps of Hell. Amis contended that science fiction, like jazz, developed a self-aware identity in the second and third decades of the twentieth century, attracted a knowledgeable and devoted following largely of younger fans, and gained new levels of imaginative and stylistic sophistication in the 1940s...By … Continue reading American Science Fiction, Classic Novels of the 1950’s

Exploring the Future Beyond Cyberpunk’s Neon and Noir

Discussion of nine current subgenres in science fiction: Chinese Sci-Fi, Afrofuturism, Gulf futurism, Climate Fiction (Cli-Fi), Solar Punk, Water Crisis Thrillers, Kitchen Sink Dystopia, Woke Space Opera, and The New Weird. Each category has three book suggestions. Of the suggestions I've read (which are very few), I've liked Ann Leckie's Ancillary trilogy and everything by … Continue reading Exploring the Future Beyond Cyberpunk’s Neon and Noir

The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

"Of all the things you can read on the internet, The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction is one of the only good ones. In perpetual conversation with itself, ever growing and expanding—perhaps threatening, in its accumulated obsessions, to become self-aware—this index of the fantastic documents possible pasts and futures alike." —M.H. Rowe. "The Encyclopedia of Science … Continue reading The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction