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Jorge Luis Borges

Elsewhere

by Paul

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Time for yet another round up of the things we’ve spotted around the web. Let’s start with Samuel R. Delany. Nisi Shawl has been doing an expanded course on the history of black science fiction, and her most recent post brings us to Delany’s first published novel, The Jewels of Aptor. There’s a good argument to […]

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10 Essential SF Titles from the 1940s

by Paul

And our ongoing history of the key sf works takes a step backwards to the 1940s. Two extraordinary events of 1939 had a profound effect on the science fiction of this decade. In the first instance, John W. Campbell became editor of Astounding. He didn’t just turn Astounding into the most important sf magazine of the period, […]

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Best Science Fiction Books about Maps (Yes, Maps!)

by Paul

Books Categories: Books

Reading Europe at Midnight, Dave Hutchinson’s superb sequel to Europe in Autumn (which was shortlisted for the Clarke Award, the BSFA Award and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, and which should, in my opinion, have won at least one of them), I realised that the new novel has its basis in a story I first read […]

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