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Apocalyptic Fiction

The apocalypse is not about the disaster. It's not about the zombies or giant lizards or robots or radiation. It is about how we survive it.

Scide Splitters: You Can’t Kill the Multiverse (But You Can Mess...

Ira Nayman’s novel, a tour de force of rapid fire humor, is the focus of Scide Splitter’s latest review.
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...
Venn diagram of Literary Fiction/Speculative Fiction along Character/Plot Spectrum

Crossroads: The Cores of Literary Fiction and Speculative Fiction

The relationship between speculative fiction and mainstream literary fiction is complicated by decades of group identity dynamics, mutual ignorance, and overbroad critical generalizations about...
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Crossroads: Tensions between SF/F and Mainstream Literary Fiction

Welcome to the first week of May! This month, I'm going to be taking a look at the often-fraught relationship between speculative fiction and...

Individualism, Atheism, and the Search for God in Cormac McCarthy’s The...

The following essay originally appeared in issue number 111 of the quarterly journal Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, edited by Graham Sleight....