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.
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.