Happy Birthday, Norman Spinrad!
Today we wish a very Happy Birthday to one of SF’s most original and uncompromising voices, a stalwart of the New Wave and the man whose best-known novel, Bug Jack Barron, led to Michael Moorcock‘s New Worlds magazine being banned from WH Smith: Norman Spinrad. Spinrad’s razor-sharp satires have seen him nominated for most of […]Read More
SF Masterwork of the Week: Dangerous Visions
Dangerous Visions is widely regarded as being the most influential anthology of all time. It helped define the New Wave movement in the United States, and its contents page reads like a Who’s Who of science fiction in the ’60s: Evensong by Lester del Rey Flies by Robert Silverberg The Day After the Day the […]Read More
Science Fiction: Rumours of its Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
About a month ago, eminent critic and former Arthur C. Clarke Award administrator, Paul Kincaid, wrote this review of various ‘Year’s Best SF’ collections in the Los Angeles Times. It’s fair to say he provoked a certain amount of conversation in response. Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe, for example, discussed the review at length in […]Read More