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James Morrow

SF from Benelux you should be reading

by Paul

Our leisurely tour around the world of science fiction brings us to the Low Countries, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands (though, apart from being the birthplace of Hugo Gernsback, Luxembourg doesn’t really feature in this story). The old name for the region, “The Low Countries”, and the more recent name, “Benelux”, both suggest that this […]

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These are the Ways the World Ends: War

by Paul

The darkness grew apace; a cold wind began to blow in freshening gusts from the east, and the showering white flakes in the air increased in number. From the edge of the sea came a ripple and whisper. Beyond these lifeless sounds the world was silent. So the world ends, as witnessed by the time […]

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10 Essential SF Books of the 1990s

by Paul

This was the decade in which some right-wing commentators proclaimed the end of history, and to be fair that’s how it felt. The fall of the Berlin Wall had been the trigger that ended the Cold War, and throughout the early years of the decade we saw the gradual but inevitable disintegration of the Soviet […]

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John W. Campbell Memorial Award

by Paul

Awards Categories: Awards

The finalists have been announced for this year’s John W. Campbell Memorial Award: The Water Knife – Paolo Bacigalupi Europe at Midnight – Dave Hutchinson Radiomen – Eleanor Lerman Luna: New Moon – Ian McDonald Galapagos Regained – James Morrow Going Dark – Linda Nagata The Book of Phoenix – Nnedi Okorafor Where – Kit […]

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