Science Fiction

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.

Latest

Can you pause a pandemic? Inside the race to stop spread of Covid-19

Tracing the close contacts of people who test positive for coronavirus disease is a delicate dance. Here’s why these health workers wait for the cover of darkness to take action

Ministers go into self-isolation

Two ministers have taken precautions after a Dirco employee tested positive for the virus

The solitary choreography of solo prayer

Covid-19 transmissions in mosques and churches have complicated our relationships with them

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories