Archive for September, 2009
And by way of following up the previous post, here's something I wrote for the Guardian Book Blog on that very subject. Let the record show: the final portion of the last sentence of the first paragraph read, when I submitted it: '...my reaction was compounded of one part vainglorious ego-puff, one part genuine pride [...]
Or, rather, nothing to do with the Booker prize 2009. Kim Stanley Robinson has edited a New Scientist science fiction special, which starts with a Robinsonian editorial: British science fiction is now in a golden age. I say this as a happy fan and an awed colleague: the range, depth, intensity, wit and beauty of [...]
'Is SF Handwritten?' is the title of an article I wrote for the latest edition of the online academic journal Writing Technologies [2:2 2009] a 'special issue on Heidegger, writing and technology' edited by James Holden. It's a piece of Heideggerian/Derridean theoretical speculation about the genre, as you'll see if you click through. So, is [...]
Back from holiday, now, and ready for the new month. I have grown a beard. It makes me look older than Christopher Lee, but I quite like it nonetheless. More news soon.