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by Paul

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On the day that Donald J. Trump is inaugurated as the most divisive president in more than a century, I simply point you towards the current issue of Strange Horizons, which takes as its theme Resistance. Facebook0Twitter0Pinterest0Reddit0Total0

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Elsewhere

by Paul

So we’re coming to the end of the year, and I’m about to take a break from the blog until January. Lots of good things planned for the New Year, but I need to recharge my batteries a little. (It has been a hell of a year in so many ways; I suspect we’ll all […]

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Elsewhere

by Paul

Work forced me to take my eyes off the blog for the last week or so, but I’ve still been keeping a lookout for interesting things to share. And actually there’s quite a bit recently. Let’s start with someone who has a good claim to be one of the very best sf writers: Ursula K. Le […]

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Elsewhere

by Paul

It’s one of those months when anybody interested in astronomy, astrophysics, space – you know, all that stuff that science fiction does – must have been in seventh heaven. I mean, just look at the stuff that’s been coming out. There’s the discovery of an Earth-like world that could be capable of sustaining life in orbit […]

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Elsewhere

by Paul

Time for another round-up of things I’ve noticed elsewhere on the world wide web. Let’s start with one of the true masters of science fiction, Brian Aldiss, whose The Complete Short Stories has now reached the 1960s, though it takes four volumes (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4) to cover the decade. (Incidentally, if […]

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Elsewhere

by Paul

I’ve not been feeling too good recently, so while I crawl away to recuperate, here are a few things I’ve noticed around the internet. Ken MacLeod’s new novel, The Corporation Wars: Dissidence is the first volume in a new trilogy (the second volume will be along before the end of the year). To mark it’s publication, […]

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Whither the Arthur C. Clarke Award

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This year is the 30th anniversary of the Arthur C. Clarke Award. Now, the Arthur C. Clarke Award has been no stranger to controversy. The very first award, to The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, aroused a lot of dissent; dissent which was even louder a few years later when Body of Glass by Marge Piercy won. […]

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Elsewhere

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A few more gleanings from the riches of the web. Let’s start with some films. Stalker, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, is one of the great science fiction films. Based on Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, and with a screenplay by the Strugatsky brothers, it is an atmospheric and very creepy journey into a zone that […]

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Elsewhere

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A few fascinating discussions found around the interwebs … Kim Stanley Robinson is already well known for his environmental concerns, which is central to lots of his books, such as Antarctica or Forty Signs of Rain and the rest of the Science in the Capital Trilogy, so it’s no surprise to find him talking passionately on the subject and […]

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Elsewhere

by Paul

A few weeks ago there was a flurry of excitement when it seemed that the entire run of Galaxy magazine had been digitised and put online. Then there was a worry that copyright issues would get in the way. Now, those problems seem to have been largely resolved; a few stories are no longer available, but […]

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