Sherlock Holmes, Marvel Comics, and Doctor Who: three versions of continuity and their problems. The symbiotic relationship between creators and fans yields a false god.
One of the lesser-known greats of the New Wave of science fiction has passed on. Matthew Cheney has an excellent obit and overview. I reviewed my favorite work of hers, We Who Are About To…, […]
John Clute on Cory Doctorow. The Heinlein comparison is significant and important in tracing the mainline of science-fiction. One good way to detect the secret handshake hidden in plain view in tales by Heinlein or […]
I’ve been tardy in mentioning it, but a reader going by the sobriquet “Dave Tallman” has posted a very convincing explanation of Gene Wolfe’s cryptic Seven American Nights, and in doing so has answered the […]
Perhaps not so secret, but I was raised on the stuff and so I’ve read far more of it than I might have had I been born into a different environment. This list of Gollancz […]
In dealing with Disch’s work, there was so much I had to leave out. I finished the article with an even greater respect for Disch’s achievement as well as a sadness that the rawness and […]
An article of mine on The Prescient Science Fiction of Thomas M. Disch has been published by The Millions. Thomas M. Disch (1940-2008) was a brilliant, ornery, and greatly American writer. He was best known […]