Brexit Science Fiction

ITER scientists are worried that Brexit will result in UK scientists being stopped from contributing to nuclear fusion research – see here. Nuclear fusion is the method by which we generate energy, like the Sun does, but without the toxic by-products of many other energy generation methods. The sooner we get this to work, the […]

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Language and Science Fiction

Oh the delights of the english language… there’s UK english, US english, Australian english and goodness knows how many other dialects that I don’t know about. If the cultures continue to diverge, so will the english dialects until they become effectively a foreign language to those not living in the country. There is also the […]

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Why SF endures as a genre

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 […]

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Sciencey SF Novel Pick for September

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 […]

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