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…
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Correspondence from our archive, from Kazuo Ishiguro, Kingsley Amis, Doris Lessing, Martha Gellhorn and more.
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‘The map of the old horizon was like being haunted by a grotesque fairy tale, something that when voiced came out not as words but as sounds in the aftermath of an atrocity.’
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This week’s Discoveries is full of rad poetry, translations and criticism.