Aldous Huxley

Noticias Literatura 16-11

Announces the transfer of a collection of Spanish speculative fiction texts, some of them quite rare, to a university library and the publication of a collection of Russian speculative fiction in Spanish.

Noticias Literatura 12-10

Announcements of the publication of José Antonio Suárez’ novel La máquina de la felicidad and Back to a Brave New World, an anthology tribute to Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World.

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Crossroads: “Speculative” Literary Fiction and SF/F Techniques

Last week, we talked about how works of speculative fiction deploy techniques commonly found in literary fiction. This week, we’re going to flip that coin and look at how mainstream literary fiction employs techniques developed and refined in science fiction and fantasy. There are many theories as to what constitutes the “core technique” underlying speculative […]

The Princess Bride: Is this a Kissing Book?

Crossroads: Is this a Kissing Book? SFF’s Relationship with Romance

Whenever I think of speculative fiction’s relationship to romance, I am always reminded of that scene in The Princess Bride where Fred Savage’s character interrupts his grandpa and – voice dripping with scorn – asks: “Is this a kissing book?” The implication is that romance is antithetical to the cool stuff at the heart of […]