Sunday, October 15, 2017
We might argue about whether Donald A Wollheim is the most significant figure in 20 th Century science fiction  but there can be litt...
Thursday, September 28, 2017
I'm not a Jack London character, but I play one on the internet. I've long-since taken a mantle here in Japan that includes expect...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
A Rocket to Limbo
We would, I think, agree that Margaret St. Clair is one of the (late) pulp era greats. Here is her autobiographical essay published in F...
Thursday, September 21, 2017
The Diamond Edda
Imagine an alternate history in which the first European settlers of Iceland and Greenland were Vikings. Standard fare, sure, but how abou...
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Henshin! (a brief history of Japanese SF 3/3)
Last time, in Denki Jidai , we followed the transformation of Japanese genre fiction through what might be seen as a kind of “industrial r...
Thursday, September 14, 2017
So what if... What if rather than being a demonstration of how autonomous vehicle sensors work and how stupid automotive AI systems are th...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Denki Jidai (a brief history of Japanese SF 2/3)
As we saw in part one , Japan’s rich literary history had prepared Japanese writers for the influx of European style speculative fiction ...
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