Recent Articles

In A Galaxy Far, Far Away: On Classical Reception and Science Fiction

by Liz Gloyn

27 April 2015

Every reception is influenced by the receptions that have come before it.

Representing Marginalized Voices in Historical Fiction and Fantasy

by Joyce Chng, David Anthony Durham, Kari Sperring, and Vanessa Rose Phin

27 April 2015

Writing always feels like a balancing act, negotiated between the assumed centerwhose voices and privileges and needs have been so drummed into me that they operate almost at an unconscious leveland the margins, the silent majority whose stories are deemed not to matter. 

The Strange Horizons Book Club: Hild by Nicola Griffith

by Dan Hartland, Erin Horakova, Victoria Hoyle, and Maureen Kincaid Speller

27 April 2015

"I was equally beguiled by the fact that the novel is structured like a life is structured as opposed to a novel: around the seasonal shifts of the year, the rituals of daily experience, the cultural and personal rites of passage from childhood to adulthood."

The Strange Horizons Book Club: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

by Maureen Kincaid Speller, Molly Katz, Dan Hartland, and Aishwarya Subramanian

27 April 2015

"The characteristics of epic fantasy—the orcs and dwarves, the axes and magic, but also the narrative structures and reading protocols its dominance of commercial fantasy fiction have encouraged—have permeated our culture so thoroughly that it is hard to see the word "ogre", read about a swordfight, or follow a questing band of medieval-ish protagonists without certain assumptions being cued for us."

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