Tag Archives: fantastic literature

Brian Aldiss, RIP

It’s sad news that Brian Aldiss has died at the age of 92. Aldiss was one of the most consistently intelligent writers of science fiction/fantastic literature, always innovating. He played an important part in the rise of ‘New Wave’ SF … Continue reading

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The Works of H. G. Wells

This is an excellent blog devoted to reading through the work of H. G. Wells, with critical summaries of each text. I have added a permanent link in the Related Links section on the right-hand side of the Blog and … Continue reading

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Fantastika Journal

The first issue of Lancaster University’s Fantastika Journal is now available here–it looks really good, with interesting critical essays and a substantial review section. There’s a link to it in the Journals category on the right-hand side of the Blog … Continue reading

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CFP: Fantastic London: Dream, Speculation and Nightmare, University of London, 13–14 July 2017

Call for papers for a conference on London and the fantastic (deadline 17 March 2017): Proposals are invited for papers, comprised panels, and roundtable sessions, which consider any period or genre of literature about, set in, inspired by, or alluding … Continue reading

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Crossing genres in fantastic fiction – some new novels

I am fascinated by what emerges when genres meet, combine, come into conflict. Genres bring with them ways of looking at the world and fiction that doesn’t settle easily into any one genre can result in complex and subtle perspectives. … Continue reading

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