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Estrangement and Cognition

by Darko Suvin

24 November 2014

In this chapter, I will argue for an understanding of SF as the literature of cognitive estrangement. This definition seems to possess the unique advantage of rendering justice to a literary tradition which is coherent through the ages and within itself, yet distinct from nonfictional utopianism, from naturalistic literature, and from other non-naturalistic fiction. It thus makes it possible to lay the basis for a coherent poetics of SF.

A Few Questions About the Culture: An Interview with Iain Banks

by Jude Roberts

3 November 2014

These interviews were conducted by email between April and June in 2010 as part of my PhD on the Culture, drawing on the extraordinary way Banks's writing investigates and interrogates language, the body, the relationship between the self and society and the relationship between the self and the other, to consider what it is to be a person.

Enchanting Places: Readers and Pilgrimage in the Novels of Diana Wynne Jones

by Catherine Butler

27 October 2014

Readers have always been fascinated by the relationship between writers and the places that are important to them.

The Strange Horizons Book Club: Ombria in Shadow

by David Hebblethwaite, Erin Horáková, Chris Kammerud, and Audrey Taylor

27 October 2014

Welcome to the first instalment of the Strange Horizons book club! On the fourth Monday of each month, we'll be posting a round-table discussion about a speculative work (or work of interest to readers of SF), and we invite you join us for further conversation in the comments. This month we're discussing Ombria in Shadow by Patricia A. McKillip.

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