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Iain Banks

A Brief History of Time Travel: 6 Key Books

by Paul

So far this year, we’ve looked forward in time to consider the books that will be coming out this month, then travelled back in time to the very beginnings of science fiction. Since we’re still recovering from this literary jetlag, it seems only appropriate to look at the history of this literary device. We’ve picked […]

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5 Best Science Fiction Books About Islands

by Paul

I was putting together a new list for the main site recently, on sf in translation, and I came to The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares, which reminded me, inevitably, of The Island of Dr Moreau by H.G. Wells, and all at once I was thinking about islands in sf. Islands have been a feature […]

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The Bridge & Ian Banks

by Paul

People Categories: People

Catching up on what happened while I was away: I’m sure this would have delighted Iain Banks: the Forth Bridge has been named a World Heritage Site. Banks grew up in the shadow of the Bridge. His bedroom window looked out on it when he was a child. Famously he used the bridge not only […]

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Awards 2015, BSFA Awards

by Paul

Awards Categories: Awards

The BSFA Awards are voted on by members of the British Science Fiction Association and the Eastercon, the British National Convention. This year’s awards were presented on 5th April. The winners were: Best Novel Ancillary Sword – Ann Leckie The Race – Nina Allan Cuckoo Song – Frances Hardinge Europe in Autumn – Dave Hutchinson […]

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