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La SF et la société de l’information

La société de l'information qui se développe depuis quarante ans transforme radicalement nos...

Review – Inversions by Iain M. Banks

A review of Bank's Inversion.

Review: The Space Opera Renaissance edited by Kathryn Cramer & David...

An updated review of a seminal and influential anthology - The Space Opera Renaissance

Why Science Fiction Has a Troubled Relationship With Utopias

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.
Top Secret

Crossroads: I Spy, with My Little Eye…Espionage in Speculative Fiction

Hello and welcome to August! I was away for much of July on a "blogging vacation", and I very much missed you and our...

Oh my God! I Miss You, Iain Banks.

Oh my God! I miss you.

Iain M. Banks – In Memorium

Science fiction lost Scottish author Iain M. Banks to gall bladder cancer on June 9, just over two months after he announced that he...

Crossroads: A Genre Darkly

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?