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Alfred Bester’s classic short stories and the canonical novel The Stars My Destination made him a science fiction legend. Fans and scholars praise him as a genre-bending pioneer and cyberpunk forefather. Writers like Neil Gaiman and William Gibson celebrate his … Continue reading

Today’s post is by Gerry Canavan, author of the new UIP book Octavia E. Butler. Canavan is an assistant professor of twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature at Marquette University, specializing in science fiction. He blogs at gerrycanavan.wordpress.com and tweets at @gerrycanavan. As with similarly uncanny … Continue reading

Octavia Butler accomplished many near-impossibles. She succeeded as a woman in science fiction. She succeeded as an African American woman in science fiction. She also broke out of the genre’s restraints to earn attention in the American literary sphere. It … Continue reading

Excerpts from Octavia E. Butler, the new Modern Masters of Science Fiction book by Gerry Canavan: “If we humans are, as Lauren believes, and as I believe, a part of Earth in significant ways, then perhaps we can’t, or shouldn’t, leave … Continue reading

We like science fiction. We admire science fiction. We always stay on the lookout for more scholarly work on science fiction. Behold! Over the weekend a new journal hit the stands. Published by the work-in-progress Museum of Science Fiction (location: … Continue reading

Over the weekend, geek culture daily-must-visit site I09 wrote up UIP’s acclaimed Modern Masters of Science Fiction series. We express thanks for their kind praise. Please have a look at the article.

John Brunner wrote about robots, space exploration, far-off planets and technology that ws yet to exist. In 1968, his Stand on Zanzibar won the Hugo award for best science fiction novel. He didn’t like the “sci-fi” label, though. “For me the … Continue reading

The Modern Masters of Science Fiction series is devoted to books that survey the work of individual authors who continue to inspire and advance science fiction. In the MMSF title William Gibson, author Gary Westfahl writes of the father of cyberpunk: … Continue reading

The Modern Masters of Science Fiction series is devoted to books that survey the work of individual authors who continue to inspire and advance science fiction. In her MMSF title Greg Egan, Karen Burnham examines the work of an author … Continue reading

Author William Gibson, regarded as the Godfather of “cyberpunk” was born on March 17, 1948. Gibson coined the term “cyberspace” in his 1982 short story “Burning Chrome.” The well-regarded author is best known for his Sprawl series, which began with … Continue reading