So today is the first Thursday of March, which means it is time to kick off a new Crossroads series over at Amazing Stories.
This month, I’m going to be focusing on the relationship between Westerns and Speculative Fiction. There will be horses and spaceships, guns and swords and lasers, and plenty of riding into
sunsets solar flares. This week’s post outlines the aesthetic dimensions of the western which I think are most relevant for speculative fiction and begins to examine whether the western’s commercial trajectory may be a valuable cautionary tale for speculative fiction.
I hope you stop by! Today’s post is: Crossroads: Riding into Space – Westerns and Speculative Fiction