Tag Archives: romance

Of Hard SF and Messy Emotions

At the newly launched Uncanny Magazine, Tansy Rayner Roberts asks “Does sex make science fiction ‘soft’?” Found via Pretty Terrible, the site formerly known as The Radish. Now the debate about whether romance subplots water down science fiction is nothing … Continue reading

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“Not your typical suburban wife and mother”

First of all, my post about the latest review debate got linked on Metafilter. Some good discussion over there, too. Then, Riverfront News, a St. Louis based newspaper, published this extensive profile of Nebula and Clarke Award winner Ann Leckie, … Continue reading

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Mid June Linkdump

At Slate, M.R. Carey gets into the neverending literary versus genre fiction debate, belatedly responding to the attacks on genre fiction by Arthur Krystal (see my posts here and here) and Edward Docx (see my post here). At Bookworm Blues, … Continue reading

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Classic German Cinema Rewatch: Und ewig singen die Wälder (Duel with Death) from 1959

It’s time again for my irregular series of reviews of more or less classic German films from the 1950s and 1960s (maybe I should reorganize the posts as a proper series for easier reference). For more vintage German cinema, complete … Continue reading

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Of She-Hulk, Romance and Soylent Green – The Latest on Gender and Genre

While I was away (photos coming soon), the controversies about gender and genre didn’t dry up. I already blogged about the all women Nebula winner slate and how the usual suspects are pissed off about that. If you can stand … Continue reading

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Bloody Valentine Sale at DriveThruFiction

The good folks over at DriveThruFiction are running a Bloody Valentine sale this weekend and offer 25% off e-books that fall under the “dark romance” umbrella. Lots of good stories on offer, including a couple of mine. Send to Kindle

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SFWA – Almost as infuriating as Maischberger

For those confused about the title, Menschen bei Maischberger is a German TV talkshow where several guests talk about “current affairs” (which can mean anything from actual political issues to the dangers of New Age culture). In yesterday’s edition of … Continue reading

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Science fiction and Romance Linkdump

First of all, science fiction writer, terminal cancer patient and regular reader of this blog Jay Lake has the chance to take part in a clinical trial for a new cancer treatment, which will hopefully help both Jay and other cancer … Continue reading

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The latest on diversity in genre fiction and other mixed links

The monster winter storm Xaver has retreated to more easterly shores and is currently annoying Finland, Sweden and the three Baltic States. However, Xaver or rather the snow and hail he brought us thoroughly messed up St. Nicholas Day before … Continue reading

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More Responses to Paul Cook

The uproar sparked by Paul Cook’s badly argued post at Amazing Stories is happily chugging along, so here are the latest reactions. First of all, Steve Davidson, editor of Amazing Stories, has issued an apology of sorts for shutting down … Continue reading

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