Where is the Booker winning SF?

The Man Booker prize longlist was announced yesterday. It’s a subject I haven’t been shy coming forward about in the past, having previously stated my hatred for the prize and accusing it of ignorance and bigotry. And this years longlist does nothing to raise my opinion of the award. Narrow and elitist are about theContinue reading “Where is the Booker winning SF?”

Why E-Books Are Winning

I’ve spent a good part of this evening reading an e-book on my iPhone. Which, since getting the new iPhone 4 with the excellent high definition Retina display, has become a regular activity. Combined with the iBooks and Kindle apps, the iPhone is a great e-reader, and has displaced my Sony Pocket, primarily because itContinue reading “Why E-Books Are Winning”

Bizarro fiction. It’s Shatnertastic!

Jeff Burk’s Shatnerquake is the story of William Shatner. Yes: Wiliam Shatner. All of the characters he has ever played are suddenly sucked into our world on a mission to hunt down and destroy the real William Shatner. As one Amazon reviewer insightfully states, if you have ever wondered what would happen if William ShatnerContinue reading “Bizarro fiction. It’s Shatnertastic!”

Show Me the (Urban Fantasy) Money

So. Jeff Vandermeer has called on me as ‘someone who comes from the old-school urban fantasy and an appreciation for it’ to ‘investigate and report back’ on the current state of the urban fantasy genre. Now. Jeff knows of my abiding love for the urban fantasy genre, not just because I mentioned it in askingContinue reading “Show Me the (Urban Fantasy) Money”