Lessons from contemporary fantasy

Way back in 2018, when I was at FutureScapes, I had the pleasure of seeing Fran Wilde give an excellent presentation on How to Boil Water. If you haven't had a chance to yet, I encourage you to see Fran give this lecture in person. Essentially, it is a thought exercise about a very basic... Continue Reading →

Climate change and contemporary sff

A few weeks ago Barnes and Noble published a blogpost entitled "Does Science Fiction Have a Moral Imperative to Address Climate Change?" This is an interesting, if leading question - this post ended up being more of a survey of the small subgenre of "cli-fi" - climate change driven science fiction. It's a subgenre near... Continue Reading →

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