La société de l’information qui se développe depuis quarante ans transforme radicalement nos vies rendant les vieilles idéologies issues de la société industrielle inadaptées à résoudre bon nombre des problèmes que rencontre aujourd’hui l’occident. Il […]
A review of Bank’s Inversion.
An updated review of a seminal and influential anthology – The Space Opera Renaissance
Maybe it’s time to donate to SETI … and vote for politicians who believe that Gross National Happiness is less important than Gross National Aerospace Investment.
Hello and welcome to August! I was away for much of July on a “blogging vacation”, and I very much missed you and our ongoing genre mash-up conversation while I was gone. Now that I’m […]
Oh my God! I miss you.
Science fiction lost Scottish author Iain M. Banks to gall bladder cancer on June 9, just over two months after he announced that he had been diagnosed with the disease. Banks began publishing fiction in 1984 […]
World-building, extrapolation, analogy, conceptual breakthrough, thought experiment – these are science fiction’s basic methods. Other genres might occasionally borrow them, but SF has sharpened them to a razor’s edge. So what happens when this set of tools works alongside the themes, styles, and plot structures of noir?
Chris Gerwel is a science fiction, fantasy, and horror writer. Raised in New Jersey, he spent ten years in Central & Eastern Europe in the market research industry, and today when he isn’t reading or writing speculative fiction, he works in the software industry. He lives in northern NJ, with a beautiful wife and a rambunctious puppy, and also writes the weekly blog The King of Elfland’s 2nd Cousin.