Changing It Up (2017/08/05 07:00)
Take a book that's not SF. Imagine it as SF. What would it be like?
Lock, Stock, And Character Dept. (2017/06/07 08:00)
Stock "literary" characters can be just as one-dimensional as stock SF characters.
Non SF&F Writing For SF&F Authors (2017/05/19 10:00)
Politicaliterary Dept. (2017/02/06 08:00)
On politics in literature, spoken and unspoken (and a few other things).
Science Affliction Dept. (2017/01/24 08:00)
I call my work SF because I gotta call it something.
Tick Tick Tock Dept. (2016/11/13 08:00)
On time travel and our urge to get away from it all.
Not The Smartest Guys In The Room Dept. (2016/02/10 10:00)
I don't think SF authors have an obligation to be scientific authorities, but I do think they have an obligation to be scientifically literate.
Wake Up, Force! Dept. (2015/12/20 10:00)
It's 1977 all over again, sort of.
Treknology Dept. (2015/12/08 10:00)
Why 'Trek' continues to matter, or not matter.
Strange Days (2015/10/20 10:00)
Twenty years on, James Cameron's (and Kathryn Bigelow's) millennial cyberpunk masterwork still packs the kinds of wallops mainstream filmmaking has retreated from in near-panic
A Better Tomorrow Dept. (2015/09/14 09:00)
"We expect more change than actually happens in the future because we imagine our lives have changed more than they actually have."
Politaesthetics Dept. (2015/09/03 10:00)
Why "I don't care who wrote it, I only care if it's good" is disingenuous apoliticism.
Big Market, Soft Corners Dept. (2015/08/04 11:15)
How best-sellerdom made fantasy "as bland as everything else in entertainment"
Predestination (2015/08/02 10:00)
How did this astonishing little miracle of a movie -- easily the best adaptation of Robert A. Heinlein's work to film yet -- pass without leaving so much as a ripple?
Bigger Is Not Better Dept. (2015/05/20 10:00)
We've got to put a stop to these doorstoppers.
Seriously? Dept. (2015/05/19 10:00)
People are watching SF and reading comics! And taking them seriously! The horror!
Pick A Side, Any Side Dept. (2015/04/17 12:00)
Science fiction? Science faction.
The Nut Job Dept. (2015/03/18 10:00)
SF's sparks of crazy in the '60s and '70s were a market condition, not an innovation.
Mudpie Trebuchet Dept. (2015/02/09 10:30)
Breitbart flings mud at SF's power structure, soils own shirt. More at 11.
Gendergapped Dept. (2015/02/06 10:00)
Can gaming's great women characters be written by men? | Polygon ... writers are required to create convincing characters who are different from themselves. But in video games, writers have tended towards idealized versions of themselves. I take this as...
Canonade Dept. (2015/01/06 10:00)
More literary canon calamities.
You Figure It Out Dept. (2014/12/28 05:00)
On the consequences of not knowing what you really want.
Don't Dream It, Be It (2014/12/17 04:00)
You could be the change, or you could just hold your breath and wait for it.
They Blinded Me With Science Dept. (2014/11/16 10:00)
On why non-SF writers sometimes disdain SF, continued.
Oh, You Want To Live Forever? Dept. (2014/09/15 02:00)
Ideas of immortality, old and new, re-examined.
Science fiction, rebooted.
Other Lives Of The Mind