Category: Notes

Greg Costikyan tells science fiction writers: “I want to be challenged with interesting ideas, distinctive writing styles, unconventional ways of looking at things, and transportation to a world very different from our own. I don’t want to sink into the familiar, I want to be surprised and shaken […]

Dylan Horrocks writes: “New artforms bring new aesthetic paradigms. Those who fail to recognise this tend to miss the point of the work altogether, dismissing it as frivolous, bad or even dangerous.” A long article about comics, videogames, and fantasy novels.

The Mumpimus writes about Stories of Sex and Identity: “Despite a fairly conservative base of readers, SF has been investigating sex and gender since at least the time of Theodore Sturgeon, and a few recent stories which fit into this tradition have caught my attention.”

Joe Haldeman interviewed at Strange Horizons: “You’ll meet people who grind out really hackneyed crap who read Joyce all the time or keep up with the blue-blood writers. But then again, I’ll meet a lot of serious writers in academia who’ll confess they read mysteries and even science […]

Not to be navel gazing, but the Toronto Comic Jam discussion board has a lively discussion on the offensiveness of us calling the gutter the gutter.

Richard Scheib on Big Fish: “It is really like Burton has been abducted and replaced by a pod person.” Scheib reviews hundreds of obscure B-movies on his site.