The Blankest Of Slates And Pages (2019/03/13 08:00)
What happens when we take a genre and remove everything from it that we'd label as being part of that genre?
Up The Academy (2019/02/26 09:00)
No more superhero/wizard academies based on British boarding schools, please!
Future Schlock (2018/12/21 08:00)
On how SF tries to imagine the future, and how that needs to be more than uplift or doomsaying.
A Bridge To The Quiet Planet (2018/12/09 08:00)
My good friend Steve Savage has his first novel out. Go grab it.
Kid Stuff, Labels, And Vonnegut's Lament (2017/09/03 01:00)
It's a problem when you fall in love with the (SF) exception and not the (SF) rule.
Changing It Up (2017/08/05 07:00)
Take a book that's not SF. Imagine it as SF. What would it be like?
Politicaliterary Dept. (2017/02/06 08:00)
On politics in literature, spoken and unspoken (and a few other things).
Kill 'Em All And Let George Sort 'Em Out Dept. (2016/05/18 10:00)
On GRRM's dead pool (lower case, haha).
Can You Picture That Dept. (2016/03/15 10:00)
Failures of imagination are about more than bad worldbuilding or ripping off someone else's warp drive concept.
To Cut The Drum Open (And See What Makes It Go Bang) Dept. (2016/02/08 06:00)
There are times when you want to keep the mystery, and there are times when you don't.
Put Away Childish Things And All That Dept. (2015/08/24 10:00)
Comics are just for kids. Right?
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!
Freak Flagged Dept. (2014/07/28 10:00)
Real diversity is about more than just letting the freak flag fly.
The End Is Extremely F---ing Nigh Dept. (2014/07/09 10:00)
It's the end of the world as we love it.
The Good Old Dark Ages Dept (2014/06/11 01:00)
You can only play the "honesty" card for sex and violence so many times.
Fixed In The Mix Dept. (2014/05/12 10:00)
Why combining one thing with another should be about producing something greater than just the sum of its parts.
The Fantasticks (And The Realisticks) Dept. (2014/05/11 10:00)
It's the real, not just the fantastic, that is most alluring in a fantasy.
Categorically Speaking Dept. (2014/03/04 10:00)
To what extent do labels like "comic book" or "SF" influence our creation?
The Details Matter Dept. (2014/02/22 03:25)
Is it knowledge of details or sincerity of enjoyment that makes fans?
My World, And Welcome To It Dept. (2014/02/11 10:00)
Why the way some fantasy authors hold the present in contempt should bother us.
The Smartest People In The Room Dept. (2014/02/09 10:00)
What happens when the room you're in becomes a monoculture. (Fandom-related.)
And A Pony Dept. (2014/02/07 10:00)
On the use (and abuse) of wish-fulfillment in SF&F.
A Washing Machine In The Sky Dept. (2014/01/29 10:00)
Why literary fiction often chooses to be fantastic in such a straight-laced way.
This Is What You Want, This Is What You Get Dept. (2014/01/04 10:00)
"In a few generations, there will be no new ideas, only popular ones."
Science fiction, rebooted.
New York City
Other Lives Of The Mind