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More things in heaven and on Earth than are dreamt of

Hemelliggaam or the Attempt To Be Here Now, makes connections between the environment, astronomy and old Afrikaans science fiction novels

The world has not learnt anything from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

​This year marks the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s ‘Gothic’ novel 'Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus'.

Lunar novels in vastly different orbits

Frank Schatzing's Limit is a tautly-written blockbuster while Ian MacDonald's Luna - New Moon is a dark fantasy, writes Gwen Ansell.

Tigerman: Escape from the genredarmes

Speculative fiction, science fiction, fantasy, thriller – who cares about genres when the writing is as good as in the novels reviewed here.

Ancillary Justice: Gender-blurred ship’s tale soars

Award-winning debut is a powerful meditation on class, gender, identity and imperial expansionism.

A peek through the world of science fiction

Book reviews: Gwen Ansell takes us through four interesting novels.

Cave clans bear up under SF’s stern lens

Shaman explores the boundaries that divide science fiction imagination and history in order to try and explain who we are.

Quantum tale, noir-laden fable

Reality is renegotiated, universes up for grabs in two stories that disrupt the traditions of hard SF and hard-boiled fiction.

Lauren Beukes: At the forefront of the global invasion

By ditching the tired narratives of contemplation and guilt, Beukes’s otherworldly novels have beefed up the anaemic world of South African fiction.

Science fiction author Ray Bradbury dead at 91

Ray Bradbury, a giant of American literature who helped popularise science fiction died on Tuesday, his publisher said.

Old magic and future worlds

<b>Gwen Ansell</b> rounds up some of the latest science fiction and fantasy releases.

Spellbinding powers of the imagination

<b>Gwen Ansell</b> reviews some of the latest science fiction and fantasy titles.

Cities at the heart of the action

Mark Charan Newton explains his fascination with the crucibles of human interaction.

A tale of two cities

Mark Charan Newton tells <b>Gwen Ansell</b> about the process of building imaginary cities.

Juxtaposing fantasy with the familiar

South African writers who dare to venture into the fantastical are accused of writing “untruths", it was suggested at the M&G LIterary Festival.

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