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Samuel R. Delany’s Life of Contradictions | New Republic

The science fiction writer’s newly published diaries show a man grappling with confusion, bigotry, and the weight of his own talent. Samuel R. Delany, the acclaimed science fiction writer, was dyslexic as a kid. He wrote, but his markings were completely incomprehensible. Because he was obviously intelligent and dyslexia was …

How great science fiction works – The Washington Post

Two masters of the field — Gary K. Wolfe and Brian Stableford — explain the fantastic. For 25 years and counting, Gary K. Wolfe has been the principal book reviewer for Locus, the essential magazine for anyone interested in fantasy and science fiction. A professor of the humanities at Chicago’s …

Best science fiction novels to read this month – The Washington Post

”Infomocracy,” “The Insides” and “Hell’s Gate.” Infomocracy (Tor, $24.99) by Malka Older presents a futuristic world with eerie parallels to current events. In this imagined reality, countries are micromanaged by centenals, mini-democracies that vote on which global government they want to join. Elections are held every 10 years so that …

Quote of the Day

“It’s nice that science fiction exists because these are really creative people figuring out what the ultimate use of any technology might be. They come up with a lot of incredible ideas.” ~PALMER LUCKEY, 23, a co-founder of Oculus, a leading virtual reality company, on figuring out how people will interact …

The Axis of Time Trilogy- Review

From Wikipedia, “Alternate history or alternative history[1] is a genre of fiction consisting of stories that are set in worlds in which history has diverged from the actual history of the world. It can be variously seen as a subgenre of literary fiction, science fiction, and historical fiction; different alternate …