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Masande Ntshanga and the science of writing fiction
Masande Ntshanga and the science of writing fiction
‘We have a tendency to take things for granted because we live here and because there are so many stories that get told about [South Africa],”...
More things in heaven and on Earth than are dreamt of
More things in heaven and on Earth than are dreamt of
Hemelliggaam or the Attempt To Be Here Now, is a project by Tommaso Fiscaletti and Nic Grobler that makes connections between the...
Triangulum brings the past into the future
Triangulum brings the past into the future
If writers have a responsibility to capture the times they exist in, in order to critique the status quo — especially when nation-building is...
The world has not learnt anything from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
The world has not learnt anything from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
This year marks the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s ‘Gothic’ (proto-)science fiction novel, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus,...
Lunar novels in vastly different orbits
Lunar novels in vastly different orbits
Though they both occupy the science fiction shelves, Ian McDonald...
Tigerman: Escape from the genredarmes
Tigerman: Escape from the genredarmes
TIGERMAN by Nick Harkaway (William Heinemann)
Ancillary Justice: Gender-blurred ship's tale soars
Ancillary Justice: Gender-blurred ship's tale soars
Winning both the Hugo and Nebula awards in the same year isn’t too unusual. Among the score or so of writers who’ve done it are Ursula le Guin...
A peek through the world of science fiction
A peek through the world of science fiction
HERALD OF THE STORM (Steelhaven: book one) by Richard Ford (Headline) The back cover shout cannot avoid the familiar words: "A terrible dark magic that has long been buried once again begins to rise." And so...
Cave clans bear up under SF's stern lens
Cave clans bear up under SF's stern lens
SHAMAN by Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)
Quantum tale, noir-laden fable
Quantum tale, noir-laden fable
THE FRACTAL PRINCE by Hannu ­Ranjaniemi (Gollancz)
Lauren Beukes: At the forefront of the global invasion
Lauren Beukes: At the forefront of the global invasion
I meet Lauren Beukes at her home in Tamboerskloof, a steeply inclined suburb at the foot of Table Mountain. We had agreed to meet at the Woodstock...
Science fiction author Ray Bradbury dead at 91
Science fiction author Ray Bradbury dead at 91
Bradbury published more than 500 works including Fahrenheit 451, a classic novel about book censorship in a future society, and other...

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