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 ...
Thursday, September 7, 2017
The Stumbling Block
Context: I was reading a story I thought was great, then felt it starting to stumble, and just reached the part where I would get out my ...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Iron Tengu, Bamboo Girl (a brief history of Japanese SF 1/3)
These days, no-one really questions Japanese influence on modern science fiction – from the dark Orientalist fantasies of Japanese corpora...
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Write Short, Write Fast, Write Often
Original images by Sebastien D'ARCO, animation by Koba-chan CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1044915 ...
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