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Horizontal Connections: 01 September 2011, by Niall Harrison (08/31/11)
Links on the early shift, this week. As ever, we welcome your suggestions for inclusion. If you're not following the LA Review of Books, you probably should be; recent coverage of genre interest includes Neil Easterbrook on Mieville's Embassytown, Brian...
Cat Women of the Moon, by Niall Harrison (08/30/11)
A heads-up for those in the UK: today at 11.30 the first part of Cat Women of the Moon, a documentary about sf and sexuality, is on Radio 4: Cat Women of the Moon was a 1950s film that followed...
The 2011 Strange Horizons Fund Drive, by Niall Harrison (08/29/11)
But wait! (As they say.) There's more! In addition to our Pat Cadigan focus, this week's issue also sees the kick-off of our 2011 fund drive. Your donations make Strange Horizons possible -- and because all our staff are volunteers,...
Author Focus: Pat Cadigan, by Niall Harrison (08/29/11)
In this week's issue we're celebrating the work of Pat Cadigan, whose fiction has been shortlisted for the Hugo and Nebula Awards too many times to count, and won the Locus and Clarke Awards multiple times. Tanya Brown takes a...
Strange Horizons, w/c 22nd August, by Niall Harrison (08/28/11)
This week, we had: Banks Miller's article, "Ecology and the Post-Apocalypse" Vandana Singh's latest Diffractions, the first part of a series "On Science, Emotions and Culture" (some interesting discussion in the comments) Mike Allan's poem "La Donna del Lago" Reviews...
When is history alternate?, by Niall Harrison (08/24/11)
Over the past couple of weeks, I have been interestedly following the reviews of Amy Waldman's The Submission. The Publisher's Weekly thumbnail: Waldman imagines a toxic brew of bigotry in conflict with idealism in this frighteningly plausible and tightly wound...
New Comments, by Niall Harrison (08/22/11)
In this week's issue, in addition to the fine content, we're introducing a new comments system, replacing the forums. Thanks to the tireless work of our webmasters, we now have shiny in-line comments on articles, columns, poetry and fiction. So,...
Hugo Reactions Roundup, by Niall Harrison (08/22/11)
As I imagine most people reading this will have seen by now, this year's Hugo Award winners were announced over the weekend at Renovation. You can see the full list of winners at Locus here, you can find all the...
Strange Horizons, w/c 15th August, by Rachel Monte (08/21/11)
This week we had: John Clute's column, "Scores" "Souvenir", a short story by Genevieve Valentine Cythera's poem, "Come to Venice" And reviews of Georges-Olivier Ch√Ęteaureynaud's A life on paper, by Sofia Samatar, Isaac Marion's Warm Bodies, by Niall Harrison, Brent...
Horizontal Connections 18.08.11, by Niall Harrison (08/18/11)
Another roundup of links to writing, discussions and news about sf elsewhere online. As ever, we welcome your suggestions for links to include. At the SF Site, Paul Kincaid reviews the Gordon van Gelder-edited climate change anthology Welcome to the...
Strange Horizons, w/c 8th August, by Niall Harrison (08/14/11)
This week, we had: The second and concluding part of Liz Argall's "The Rugged Track" (part one here) Charles Cantrell's poem "Zombie Heart" And reviews of James Lovegrove's The Age of Odin, by Rhiannon Lassiter, of Paul Kearney's Corvus by...
City of Pearl, by Niall Harrison (08/12/11)
The "Future Classics" book club over at Torque Control continues apace; my posts about Bold as Love and Speed of Dark have already been mentioned here. The book for July (somewhat belatedly) was Karen Traviss' City of Pearl, discussed in...
Strange Horizons, w/c 1st August, by Niall Harrison (08/07/11)
In this week's issue: The first part of "The Rugged Track" by Liz Argall -- check back tomorrow for part two! Jamieson Ridenhour's poem "Foxes" The latest installment of Mark Plummer's Paraphernalia column, looking at Rockets in Reno And in...
Horizontal Connections 04.08.11, by Niall Harrison (08/04/11)
Time for our fortnightly roundup of links to writing and discussions about sf elsewhere online. The observant among you may notice that I'm not Jonathan, but I'd like to reiterate the point he always made, that I can't read everything,...