Brian Attebery offers a critical reflection on five of Ursula K. Le Guin's short novels, recently reissued by Library of America.
Who Controls the Narrative?: On David M. Higgins’s “Reverse Colonization: Science Fiction, Imperial Fantasy, and Alt-Victimhood”
Higgins’s new book examines the reactionary imagination in contemporary science fiction.
"Gifts for the One Who Comes After" moves freely between Mansfield Park and Bradburyland, finding that hidden area where the two overlap.
MIDWAY THROUGH Nicola Griffith’s splendid Medieval novel Hild is a scene of hedge-construction. Griffith lingers over details, letting her hero’s...
FANTASY HAS MANY varieties and as many audiences. In The Devil Delivered and Other Tales, Steven Erikson, best known for his multi-volume, wizards-and...
“He was afraid neither of overripe sentimentality nor of despairing bleakness.”
In the best SF, the extrapolated dimension is like an elaborately constructed aircraft; the metaphoric is its shadow on the ground.