At Chronicle, Amanda Ann Klein and Kristen Warren encourage us all to read more work by pop culture scholars. “We didn’t write this to knock anyone’s hustle; to the contrary, this essay is a request for reciprocity. We just want mainstream journalists to be aware: The thoughts and […]
Fusion argues for adaptations of Octavia Butler’s science fiction and horror. “There is no better time for Octavia Butler’s work to be adapted. Unlike most of her contemporaries, she did not deal with robots, mechanized suits of war, or quantum physics. She eschewed these to explore aliens, mutants […]
At Tor, Judith Tarr is re-reading Katherine Kurtz’ Deryni books. “Katherine Kurtz’s first Deryni books were my gateway drug not for reading fantasy—that would be Tolkien—but for writing it. What she did in her medieval world, just a step over from ours, was this enormous “OH! Yes!” These […]
At Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, author Nisi Shawl offers “A Crash Course in the History of Black Science Fiction.” In 1909 Harvard’s president, Charles W. Eliot, issued a 51-volume anthology he claimed could provide its owners with a complete liberal arts education. In the same vein, I’ve pulled […]
The moons have aligned and given me the opportunity to slip two October articles in, which means you get (or are inflicted with) a third installment of the ongoing series Punching Cthulhu in the Face, a look at the many ways H.P. Lovecraft’s cosmic horror has been corrupted […]
Read stories, essays and excerpts from Lightspeed magazine’s “Women Destroy Science Fiction” issue, which just happened to win a 2015 British Fantasy Award!