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… and SF novels shortlisted for mainstream prizes

by Paul

The other day we noted some of the mainstream writers who had been shortlisted for (or had even won) major science fiction awards. But the news that Naomi Alderman has won the Baileys Women’s Prize for The Power was a reminder that the traffic isn’t all one way. Admittedly, there are fewer sf novels being shortlisted […]

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Science Fiction and the Booker Prize

by Paul

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The longlist for the 2016 Booker Prize has just been released, and there’s a science fiction novel on it. Hystopia by David Means is an alternate history, set during President John F. Kennedy’s third term in office. And with the Vietnam War still raging, a new federal office is using drugs and therapy to wipe […]

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Must Read Literary Science Fiction Books You Should Read

by Paul

I’m just starting to put together a list of the top literary science fiction for the main site (give me a little time, but it should be there soon enough). It occurred to me that there are at least three different ways of interpreting that title. 1) It could be works by mainstream authors deliberately […]

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