SF Food for Thought
Here are some articles about speculative fiction. Frida just finds them interesting even if she/the other bloggers/etc. don’t share the opinions of the articles linked to here. They just give a lot of food for thought. Sorted by original date of publication.
Go Ahead, Punk… from Jon Mac’s Mythik Imagination, 2011/09/06. New sub-genre… Rocketpunk?
SF/Fantasy’s Epic Journey from Neil Hollands/Library Journal, 2011/08/15. State of the industry’s latest releases: “High fantasy makes a comeback, [sci-fi] searches for a renaissance”.
Fantasy as Social Commentary from W. Brondt Kamffer, 2011/08/12.
Why Race Matters from A. Lee Martinez, 2011/08/12. Race and avoiding unfortunate implications.
The Superhero Apocalypse Problem from Paul R. Hardy, 2011/07/28. The incompatibility of superheroes and apocalyptic literature.
(Guest Post) Jeff Carlson on Bad Reviews from SF Signal, 2011/07/09. “Never wrestle with a pig. The pig enjoys it, and you get covered in sh*t.”
It Doesn’t Have To Be the Way It Is from Ursula K. Le Guin, 2011/06/29. Imaginative literature and subversion.
MIND MELD: What Cultures are Neglected in Science Fiction and Fantasy? from SF Signal, 2011/06/22. Culture and POV in SF/F
Best of the Decade Data: Common Words in Titles from Tor.com, 2011/03/11. Common words in fantasy book titles.
Word v Word(ess) from Andrea K. Host, 2011/02/11. Words and gender in fantasy.
Why I Don’t Read Much Urban Fantasy from Kameron Hurley, 2010/11/16. Violence and heroines in speculative fiction.
MIND MELD: The Best Female Characters in Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror from SF Signal, 2010/09/15.
The 15 Dumbest Superhero Retcons Of All Time from io9, 2009/11/17.
Finding the Philippines in Western Speculative Fiction from Charles Tan. 2008/06/11.
Last update: September 27, 2011