Joan Gordon

Joan Gordon is an editor for Science Fiction Studies and Humanimalia and received the Pilgrim Award for science fiction research. She writes extensively on science fiction, especially in connection with animal studies, and she authored The Starmont Reader’s Guide to Gene Wolfe (1986), which was the first extended criticism of Wolfe’s work. Her most recent article, “The Responsibilities of Kinship: The Amborg Gaze in Speculative Fictions about Apes,” will be published in Extrapolation. She is raising a puppy.




Everyday Plato

Jo Walton turns the political philosophy of Plato's republic into speculative fiction....

We Read Things Differently

Peace provides other pleasures than those of interpretation and memory. Its individual scenes are sharply evoked so that we travel in time....

Winsome Ghosts in the Machine: Joan Gordon’s “The Lifecycle of Software Objects”