From the Speculative Fiction Showcase, Cora Buhlert compiles her weekly round-up of interesting and entertaining links from the world of SF&F.
Speculative fiction in general:
- Usman T. Malik talks about the importance of science fiction, fantasy and the imagination.
- Renay talks about the weight of genre history and what it takes to be an SF fan.
- Dana Stevens and Leslie Jamison wonder whether genre labels matter anymore.
- Jessica E. Subject talks about reinventing the alien for science fiction romance.
- Nicola Griffith shares an open letter to Alice Sheldon a.k.a. James Tiptree Jr.
- At the SF Signal Mind Meld, several authors share their favourite science fiction mysteries/detective novels.
- Frederic Jameson looks back on Neuromancer for its 30th anniversary.
- Zen Cho discusses Malaysian Cyberpunk.
- Judy Heflin talks about Chinese science fiction.
- James Blaylock talks about writing Steampunk.
- Gail Z. Martin talks about Steampunk beyond Victorian England.
Now read on…also published to Cora’s own blog, Pegasus Pulp.