Science fiction doesn’t have to be gloomy, does it?

The future can be worrying to consider at the best of times. But with a global economic crisis looming, a war on terrorism and the continuing threat of climate change to ponder, the future looks bleak indeed. It’s at times like these that people seek escape in the pages of popular fiction. But anyone lookingContinue reading “Science fiction doesn’t have to be gloomy, does it?”

The New Weird on Guardian Books

I’ve written an introduction to the New Weird and experimental SF for the Guardian book blog. When M John Harrison started the debate that would crystallise definitions of the term “New Weird” in 2003, much of the creative energy that had driven the movement had already moved on. As editor Jeff VanderMeer says in hisContinue reading “The New Weird on Guardian Books”