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I love sci-fi like Captain Kirk loves befuddled green women in miniskirts: passionately and against all the laws of nature and man. When I say "passionately," I don't necessarily mean that I like to dress up at conventions or anything; I mean that I believe science fiction is one of the most important, relevant and often overlooked genres. How many times has science fiction altered, predicted or warned against the impending fate of humanity?
What books can we give our teens that don't mire them in a swamp of vampires, domineering wizards or nostalgia for feudalism? These are a few of my personal science fiction favorites for young adults, weighted more toward SF and a little common sense mixed with lots of sense-o-wonder. Many are classics that I grew up with...along with some marvelous recent additions.
SF Signal A science fiction blog featuring science fiction book reviews and with frequent ramblings on fantasy, computers and the web.
The poll only allowed 10 choices, so I had to leave many out: G.K. Chesterson might qualify. Of course for fantasy...J.R.R.
Charlie Jane Anders China Miéville's detective story The City And The City is well on its way to being the award-winningest novel of the year. But it's not the only great novel about science fiction/fantasy sleuths. Here are 10 other SF detective classics.
Albert Einstein once said “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
Today is my last day as site manager here at the Whatever.
Brandon Sanderson, god love ‘im, does a somewhat crappy job of defining postmodernism here . For one thing, “postmodernism” isn’t some monolithic thing, so to describe it as he does, even within the more limited context of fantasy, is misleading.
Michael John Harrison (born 26 July 1945), known primarily by his pen name M. John Harrison , is an English author and critic. His work includes the Viriconium sequence of novels and short stories, (1982), Climbers (1989), and the Kefahuchi Tract trilogy which consists of Light (2002), Nova Swing (2006) and Empty Space (2012). He is widely considered one of the leading stylists in modern fantasy and science fiction, and a 'genre contrarian' [ 1 ] He lives in London. [ edit ] Early years
Neal Asher (born 4 February 1961 in Billericay , Essex , England ) is an English science fiction writer. Both his parents are educators and science fiction fans. Although he began writing Science Fiction and Fantasy in secondary school, Asher did not turn seriously to writing till he was 25. He worked as a machinist and machine programmer from 1979 to 1987 and as a gardener from 1979 to 1987. He published his first short story in 1989.