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Ya disponible el nº 6 del fanzine de la TerBi Ya está disponible el número 6 del fanzine de la TerBi. Es un especial, de...

Review: The Shining Girls, by Lauren Beukes

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes Mulholland Books 2013 The premise of The Shining Girls sold me before I'd read a sentence from it or knew...

A Commissioning Editor Speaks: David Moore of Abaddon Books

Britain's Abaddon Books is a seething brew of villainous steampunk, sleek spaceships, cruel sorcery, and blood-soaked horror. I tracked their commissioning editor David Moore down to...

Crossroads: Tripping the Noir Fantastic

Last week, we talked about some of the tensions between science fiction and noir. Fantasy, which relies on metaphor even more than science fiction,...

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?