Tag Archives: Genre

Fantastika, critical thought, and the start of history

The Guardian is a delightful newspaper, and one that tends to go a little further afield than the usual books section; they’re well into genre fiction, and I delight in reading some of their publishing-related articles. So I was fairly pleased to see this article on taking a critical look at science fiction and fantasy. […]

Matchbox Girls blog tour stop

Today, we’re very pleased to be the hosts of the Matchbox Girls blog tour, with a guest post by Chrysoula Tzavelas! Take it away, Chrysoula! My publisher, may she reign from on high forever, says she publishes “fantastika.” But we all know what she really likes is qüirky stuff. Let’s try this on for size: […]

On girls and sci-fi

The New York Times book review posted an interesting essay on the influence of A Wrinkle in Time on girls, science fiction, and the acceptability of girls reading science fiction. I think the thing that interested me most, though, was not the discussion of how influential the book – and Meg – were on science […]

Boring books

According to Martin Amis, awards only go to boring books. You know, he’s on to something here. I can’t remember the last time I actually enjoyed a book that won a Major Literary Award. Of course, I’m excluding things like the Hugos and Edgars and such here…I’m talking about the Man Booker, the Orange, and […]

The genre ghetto

Not sure how I feel about the restored Metropolis “no longer being science fiction”. It seems to me that saying “It’s no longer a science-fiction film,” said Martin Koerber, a German film archivist and historian who supervised the latest restoration and the earlier one in 2001. “The balance of the story has been given back. […]