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Archive for January, 2008


Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

A couple of books have been delivered through the slot in my front door over the last few days; I previously mentioned one of these, Conceptual Breakthrough (James Holden and Simon King's marvellous experiment in sf-criticism, to which I contributed an afterword), a couple of months ago; very nice finally to hold a copy in […]

Vector on Headless

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

Discouraging days. Martin McGrath, fluently and rather wittily, decapitates Land of the Headless in the bsfa journal, Vector, with a scimitar-swinging review that begins by invoking not so much a clever albatross as a clever roc, and goes on to find, well, nothing to like about the book at all. His main charge is that […]

Philip K Dick Award Shortlisting for Gradisil

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

I'm pleased as Punch (ahh, if only I were as good looking as Punch ...) that Gradisil has made the shortlist for the 2008 Philip K. Dick Award. Here's the list: Grey, Jon Armstrong (Night Shade) Undertow, Elizabeth Bear (Bantam Spectra) From the Notebooks of Dr. Brain, Minister Faust (Del Rey) Nova Swing, M. John […]

BBC History Magazine on History of SF

Friday, January 4th, 2008

Start a post title with an abbreviation + the-word-History, end it palindromically, with the-word-History + an abbreviation, that's my motto. This is courtesy of Stephen Baxter, a giant of contemporary sf (to my Lilliputianiarity) and a friend to boot: he is, I'm guessing, a subscriber to BBC History Magazine, and he spotted this in the […]