Whilst there will always be a core of devotees who will want read this genre or that, the popularity of various genres come and go. But it seems to me that science fiction as a genre seems to carry on being popular. The question is why? Of course, the answer depends on what definition you […]Read more "Why SF endures as a genre"
The pick for September’s new sciencey science fiction novel is: Null States by Malta Older The blurb: Null States continues Campbell Award finalist Malka Older’s Centenal Cycle, the near-future science fiction trilogy beginning with Infomocracy • A Locus Award Finalist for Best First Novel • The book The Huffington Post called “one of the greatest literary […]Read more "Sciencey SF Novel Pick for September"
I’ve been altering my stories page. Up to now it’s been a list of the stories I’ve had published, with the newest topmost. At 20+ stories is was getting cumbersome to read through to find the story of interest. So I’ve grouped there C.A.T.-a-logue (basically the C.A.T. series) Anthologies Print Magazines Kraxon E-Magazine Extras – […]Read more "Bitsy-Bobsy Housekeeping of the SF kind…"
Well it looks like July is going to go out with a bang… I have always wanted one of my stories, Agents of Repair, to have wider visibility than being published in the British science fiction magazine, Jupiter. The main reason is that it’s the genesis of C.A.T. story. Yes, that C.A.T.! So I’ve uploaded […]Read more "Agents of Repair and more…"
The winner of the 2017 Arthur C Clarke was announced on Thursday evening – The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. I haven’t read the novel – only the freebie excerpt at the novel’s start on Amazon. I must admit the excerpt disappointed me because there was no obvious science fiction element in there – it […]Read more "Alternative Histories in Science Fiction"
This year’s Worldcon in Helsinki is almost upon us. Unfortunately I will not be going, but hope those that do have an enjoyable / productive time. The next Worldcon in Europe is very likely to be Dublin in 2019 – see here. I say very likely as it’s the only bid for that year. Dublin […]Read more "From the Obscure to What?"
When I was at Edge Lit 6 yesterday, I had mixed reports as to what was going on with the science fiction, fantasy and horror market. Some were doing business as usual. Others said they had noticed a significant drop in sales since April this year in the UK market. I suspect the truth is […]Read more "State of Science Fiction Publishing."