About forty years ago a very good friend turned me on to great science fiction novel, Dahlgren by Samuel R. Delany. This 800+ page behemoth of a tome is an exercise in literary visualization that is low on plot but high on imagery. Dahlgren has also been referred to as the “yoga of reading”. And like most classics, they are worth revisiting time to time in search of rediscovered gold. Read On!
Boris Strugatsky, the last remaining member of the legendary Russian science fiction duo best known internationally for providing the story behind Arseny Tarkovsky’s classic film Stalker, died on Monday. He was 79…en.ria.ru/
It was 50 years ago this coming Sunday that the Jetson family first jetpacked their way into American homes. The show lasted just one season (24 episodes) after its debut on Sunday September 23, 1962, but today “The Jetsons” stands as the single most important piece of 20th century futurism…smithsonianmag.com
Rob Reid started Rhapsody, a music service, back during the Napster era. So he obviously knows and cares a lot about electronic music, and the madness of the record industry. This comes through, often hilariously, in his new novel Year Zero, in which aliens discover they’ve been pirating so much of our music, they owe us all their wealth…io9.com
Our love for science fiction and fantasy knows no boundaries — so it's only fitting that we cover our walls with it. Some of the coolest fan art in the universe has been painted or stenciled on walls in public spaces, as well as bedrooms...io9.com
Science fiction and fantasy have tackled everything from environmentalist utopias, to horrific industrial disasters that create pollution zombies. Here are ten speculative novels that explore environmental themes, from a variety of political perspectives, that could change the way you look at nature forever… uk.io9.com