SF/fantasy is enjoying a pop cuilture moment. Leading trends include epics, dark and light alike; secondary world urban fantasies; comebacks for hard, military, and near future sf, and aerial adventure.
The arrival of fall marks the start of the literary awards season. Already Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami is being touted as an odds-on favorite to win the Nobel Prize for Literature next month. But the cynic in me guesses that the always inscrutable Swedish committee of judges will bypass the best-selling author of 1Q84, Kafka […]