Monthly Archives: April 2011
So doing research for an alternate history I’m working on, I read through the Wikipedia entry on Charles Babbage and was particularly struck by the following passage: Babbage once contacted the poet Alfred Tennyson in response to his poem “The … Continue reading
Title: Morlock Night Author: K.W. Jeter Pub Date: Reprint: April 26th, 2011 (original: 1979) Chris’ Rating (5 possible): An Attempt at Categorization If You Like… / You Might Like… The Time Machine Boneshaker Soulless The Stress of Her Regard The … Continue reading
Courtesy of Grasping for the Wind, I’ve just posted an awesome (and huge) list of science fiction and fantasy review blogs. You can find the full list here.
Article first published as Why Bother with Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror? on Blogcritics. “That stuff’s for kids.” “Elves and trolls and aliens are silly.” “None of it’s real, anyway.” “It’s all escapism.” “Those are boy books.” Many people wouldn’t … Continue reading
Title: Mockingbird Author: Walter Tevis Pub Date: 1980 (original) June 2007 (reprint) Chris’ Rating (5 possible): An Attempt at Categorization If You Like… / You Might Like… Brave New World Flowers for Algernon The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia City of … Continue reading
I’m really sorry for the brevity of this post, but I’m traveling in Europe on business this week and my insane and constantly-changing travel schedule has forced me to do a much shorter post today than I normally do. I’ll … Continue reading
Over on io9, Chris Braak put up a thought-provoking rant where he seems to compare the culture of genre fandom (including fan fiction, cosplay, conventions, etc.) with mainstream literary culture, and the culture of broader mainstream (read: non-genre) America. There’s … Continue reading