Tag Archives: british library

Things I read on the internet – week ending 26/1/2014

Theory and Practice

12 Fundamentals of writing “the Other”(and the self). From D J Older, co-editor of the forthcoming Long Hidden anthology

Adam Roberts revisits a previous blog article about The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, adds current thoughts.

The first in a new series from Alex Dally MacFarlane on Post-Binary Gender in SF

‘”I love your work, Jonathan,” she told Franzen, “but in a way you are smeared by English American literature … I think certain American literature is overrated, massively overrated, and I really hate to read them,” she said.’ Xiaolu Guo at the Jaipur Literary Festival.

A sort-of-follow-up from Philip Hensher, which strikes me as trying to acknowledge and dodge the point all at the same time.


The Fantastic Foresight of Katherine MacLean by Andrew Liptak (Kirkus Reviews)


The shortlists for the Kitschies 2013 have now been announced, along with some special mentions.

Newly Published

International Speculative Fiction no. 5 is now available

One for the Diary

Comics Unmasked. Forthcoming exhibition at the British Library. And more information via the Forbidden Planet blog.


Oddly mesmerising evil brain from outer space

Emptying the Inbox

A few links to keep you amused until the next “proper” post …

At last, a full video of Heartwood: Robert Holdstock and Telling the Matter of Britain, held at the British Library on 2nd September 2011, chaired by Graham Sleight, featuring Stephen Baxter, Donald E Morse, Lisa Tuttle and, standing in for Brian Aldiss at the very last moment (like thirty seconds before the event) Paul Kincaid.

The Los Angeles Review of Books is apparently bringing out one of its Digital Editions on Science Fiction. More information here but it looks interesting.

OMNI Magazine available online

Welcome to the Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction, a new online journal from the Eaton Collection at the University of California at Riverside.

Coelacanth genome sequenced – because coelacanths will never be anything but utterly cool.

Also recommended: Channel 4 documentary on the rediscovery of the coelacanth. I can’t describe how happy it made me to finally see film of a living coelacanth.