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Strange Horizons, w/c 23rd May, by Rachel Monte (05/29/11)
This we have: Robyn Fleming's column, "Dice and D-Pads: Fannish Enthusiasm" "If Alice...", a poem by Alexandra Seidel And we have reviews of Gary K. Wolfe's Evaporating Genres: Essays on Fantastic Literature, by Matthew Cheney, Aliette de Bodard's Harbinger of...
In Search of Data, by Niall Harrison (05/28/11)
Earlier this week, occasioned by the launch of the British Library's "Out of This World" science fiction exhibition (about which more another time, hopefully), there was a discussion on the BBC Radio 4 show Woman's Hour about whether, or why,...
Horizontal Connections 26.05.11, by Jonathan McCalmont (05/25/11)
The latest in a series of biweekly posts that will bring you some of the latest and greatest online commentary on science fiction, fantasy and horror.
Strange Horizons at Wiscon, by Niall Harrison (05/23/11)
Wiscon is fast approaching! Sadly I'm not going to be there this year, but other Strange Horizons staff will be. On Sunday afternoon the fiction editors will be hosting the usual tea party: Location 629 Time Sunday, 15.00-16.30 Strange Horizons'...
Towards a Strange Horizons Reviews Policy: Who is the Audience?, by Abigail Nussbaum (05/23/11)
Matt Cheney's review of Gary K. Wolfe's essay collection Evaporating Genres, which appears today, provides a good jumping off point for the relaunch of the this long-dormant series, in which I try to articulate my vision for the Strange Horizons...
Strange Horizons, w/c 16th May, by Rachel Monte (05/22/11)
This week we have: A column by Matthew Cheney, "Lexias: Joanna Russ" in memory of the deceased author "The Holder's Black-Haired Daughter", a short story by Kelly Jennings Megan Kurashige's poem, "Mythical Cities of Southwestern Minnesota" And reviews of Karen...
Quote of the Day, by Niall Harrison (05/16/11)
Christopher Priest, contra John Mullan and China Mieville, on genre, litfic or sf or otherwise: For China MiƩville to cite or create or claim a new genre, an alleged balance against another, an argument for one genre being an argument...
More Short Story Discussion, by Niall Harrison (05/16/11)
I don't know, you wait for one short story club to come along, and suddenly they're all over the place. Over at the Locus Roundtable blog, Karen Burnham is kicking off a club to read some of this year's award-nominated...
A New Look, by Niall Harrison (05/15/11)
You may have noticed something different about the blog today: we have switched to a full-text view, both on the home page and in our Atom and RSS feeds. Overdue, we know, but here at last: thanks to Webmaster Shane...
Locus Award Finalists, by Niall Harrison (05/15/11)
While I'm on the subject of Strange Horizons stories and awards, it would be remiss of me not to note that the Locus Award Finalists have been announced, and that "The Mad Scientist's Daughter" by Theodora Goss (which of course...
Tiptree Book Club on "Beautiful White Bodies", by Niall Harrison (05/15/11)
The latest installment of the Tiptree Award Book Club is looking at Alice Sola Kim's 2009 SH story "Beautiful White Bodies". You can read the story here, and the discussion is here: At least one person on the jury that...
Strange Horizons, w/c 9th May, by Rachel Monte (05/14/11)
This week we have: Genevieve Valentine's column, "Intertitles: "A Strange and Savage Beauty": Carlos Saura's Flamenco Trilogy" "Young Love on the Run from the Federal Alien Administration New Mexico (1984)", a short story by Grant Stone Lila Garrott's poem, "Telling...
Horizontal Connections 12.05.11, by Jonathan McCalmont (05/11/11)
The latest in a series of biweekly posts that will bring you some of the latest and greatest online commentary on science fiction, fantasy and horror.
Strange Horizons, w/c 2nd May, by Rachel Monte (05/07/11)
This week, we have: A column by Vandana Singh, "Diffractions: Rewilding the World" "The Thick Night, a short story by Sunny Moraine Jenny Rossi's poem, "What Ray Taught Me" And we have reviews of Project Itoh's Harmony, by Adam Roberts,...
Young Adult Roundup, by Pamela Manasco (05/04/11)
A roundup of interesting, intriguing, and enlightening developments in the YA world, including not-so-flattering comments about Neil Gaiman, Hunger Games casting news, and a writing community auction benefiting southern storm relief.
Joanna Russ - A Requiem in Links, by Jonathan McCalmont (05/02/11)
A collection of online tributes to the writer, critic and academic Joanna Russ who died this weekend.