Recent Articles

An interview with Julia Rios and Alisa Krasnostein

by Niall Harrison

26 January 2015

"The project grew and changed as we worked on it because in the end what we really cared about was putting together a collection of really good stories."

Fractal History: An Interview with Jo Walton

by Liz Bourke

26 January 2015

"Sometimes he's so insightful and brilliant, and sometimes he's barking mad, so that you can go from "Yes yes yes!" to "Oh Plato, no!" so fast you get whiplash. I find that tension very productive."

The Strange Horizons Book Club: Fire in the Unnameable Country

by Nandini Ramachandran, Ethan Robinson, Aishwarya Subramanian

22 December 2014

Islam’s debut novel tells of Hedayat, the "glossolalist" narrator born on a flying carpet in the skies above an obscure land whose leader has manufactured the ability to hear every unspoken utterance of the nation. He records the contents of his citizens’ minds onto tape reels for archival storage.

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.

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