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Updike, Science Fiction and “the Modernist position”In the back-page editorial for the latest (March) issue of the New York Review of Science Fiction, David G. Hartwell passes along some grim forecasts for the field in publishing (which I’ll discuss in a separate post). After which he writes: I had hoped to devote this editorial entirely… Continue reading

book review · science fiction

I’d like to start my review of Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother with a disclosure. I haven’t read Young Adult novels before (nada, zippo, not one), but I can’t say it made the slightest difference: I wasn’t stopping here and there to remind myself, ‘okay, cut the author some slack, he’s writing for teenagers for God’s… Continue reading