In terms of their readership, science fiction and traditional literature have rarely shared comfortable company. Except for their momentary crossbreeding in the works of H. G. Wells, the two have stood poles apart in the minds of readers, as distant as Jules Verne from James Joyce, Edgar Rice Burrou…
Top Reads of 2019
Her Left Hand, The Darkness
Alison Smith on the week she spent with Ursula K. Le Guin.
Charlie Parker Plays Bossa Nova
This surreal tale from Haruki Murakami circles a Charlie Parker album that never existed. Translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel.
A monastic community persists after a ‘great chaos and collapse’ in this story by the 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature laureate, Olga Tokarczuk. Translated from the Polish by Jennifer Croft
Two poems from Rebecca Tamás’ collection WITCH.
On High Heels and Lotus Feet
Summer Brennan on high heels, foot-binding, and our ongoing performances of gender.
Thomas Remington lectured at the University of Northern Iowa, and wrote a number of articles on science fiction. He was on the editorial board of Extrapolation. He died in 1999.More about the author →