Lauren Beukes

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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 258 páginas, dedicado al III Certamen TerBi de Relato Temático, que en esta edición tenía como tema “Viaje Espacial sin Retorno”. Incluye el relato ganador “La última huella” de Miguel […]

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 who Lauren Beukes was: a serial killer with the ability to time travel jumps across decades to kill women and escape capture, until one of his victims survives and […]

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 his lair, where I forced him to unravel a cracked and crumbling papyrus to reveal an ancient secret: what does a commissioning editor do all day? Thanks for speaking to Amazing […]

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, has an even more challenging time of it. Its traditional themes and techniques are oil to noir’s water, and yet the genre features some of the most compelling noir hybrids in […]

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?