Back in the 1990s, I did a fanzine that was about as successful as I could hope for given my lack of financial resources. With nowhere to print it but an all-night copy shop manned by a guy named Fred the Bastard, I couldn’t really achieve any impressive […]
From time to time, old folks like myself ask themselves, “whatever became of cyberpunk?” It was a strange…subgenre? Literary style? Lifestyle? Some awkward combination of all those things that grew from a collection of writers who, working independently of one another and often with wildly different approaches, tapped […]
Here’s the complete table of contents for The New Yorker‘s Science Fiction Issue. You can read pieces by Jennifer Egan, Colson Whitehead, China Mièville, William Gibson, Laura Miller and Emily Nussbaum without a subscription.
William Gibson talks to Wired about his new book, including this gem about an early photo of him that’s in the book: “It would have been very late ’80s or very early ’90s, and I liked it because it was emblematic of the fact that beautiful women actually […]
Let’s say you’re the newly-sentient internet. How would you decipher the meaning of all the bits and bytes whizzing past you? And what about the real world outside your electronic realm?
It’s been years since I’ve read any straight-up science-fiction. You know, the classic stuff by authors like Arthur C. Clarke or Robert Heinlein or Isaac Asimov. But I got back into it recently through A.E. Van Vogt, having picked-up a used copy of Empire of the Atom.