Publishers Taylor and Francis have made a bundle of articles entitled Gothic Origins free to view online until the end of March. Also, and almost more interesting, they are downloadable too.
People Writing About Science Fiction and Fantasy and the Weird
Paul Kincaid writes about Boon, a little-read but much-cited novel by H.G. Wells.
Tom Pollock talks about Keeping It Real in a passionately argued piece.
Steve Rasnic Tem on Southern Gothic and the Appalachian Weird
Islam and Science Fiction is currently running a series on Pakistani SF
Clips and Stills
The Importance of Winston T Zeddemore in Ghostbusters.
Salvador Dali’s last Film: Impressions of Mongolia (the search for a giant hallucinogenic mushroom
R. Crumb illustrates Philip K. Dick’s religious experiences
Saint-Exupery’s original watercolours for The Little Prince
I’d feel a lot better about my book-buying habit if I could use the packaging in my garden.
Dept of Wait! What?
Scientists strap fake tails to chickens to figure out how T Rex walked. I think the moral of this is, don’t keep chickens, ever.
Fifty Shades of Wrongness
Five Things To Consider About Science Fiction by Steve Davidson. I don’t even know where to start with this piece, which seems to boil down to ‘guys, you just don’t understand’. On the basis of some of this, no, I don’t think I do, and I’m not sure I want to.
Nine Amazing Books That Feature Magic Realism – only part of that heading is accurate.
The Periodic Table of Storytelling – not because I necessarily agree with it but because I like periodic tables.
I would dispute whether The Dreadnought Hoax is the greatest hoax in history, but it’s an interesting one.