On: Alan Plater / Benjamin Black / Cherie PriestClive JamesCrime fiction / E.L. Doctorow / Essays / Fantasy / Gabriel Josipovici / Geoff Ryman / Hard SF / HG WellsJohn Banville / John Fowles / Kate Wilhelm / Language / Manuel Puig / Marxist Theory / Paolo BacigalupiPete AtkinPhotography / Reviewing / Robert Charles WilsonRobert Holdstock / Roland Barthes / Science Fiction / Taxonomy of SF / Tom McCarthy / TS Eliot / women in sf / Writer's Block


The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature

February 2012

American Fantasy 1820-1950


Big Other

22 April 2011

Life and Silence

Writer's Block

Teaching Science Fiction

March 2011

Through Time and Space: A Brief History of Science Fiction

Science Fiction

Big Other

28 March 2011

Imagining an interview with Manuel Puig upon reading Betrayed by Rita Hayworth

Manuel Puig

Big Other

28 March 2011

I am not a camera

Photography/Roland Barthes

Into The Woods

March 2011

An Answer

Robert Holdstock

Big Other

31 January 2011


Tom McCarthy

Big Other

22 January 2011

The Marquise with the lead pipe at five

Gabriel Josipovici

Big Other

15 January 2011

When is the Modern?

Gabriel Josipovici

Big Other

15 January 2011

There and then

John Banville/Benjamin Black/crime fiction

SFRA Review 291

Winter 2010

Christopher Priest 101

Christopher Priest

Big Other

26 December 2010

Attempt, endeavour, meditation

essays/John Fowles/Robert Holdstock

Big Other

13 November 2010


T.S. Eliot

Big Other

22 October 2010

Science in the Ghetto

Kate Wilhelm/women in sf

Big Other

3 October 2010

Take off your face, we'd like to see the mask

Pete Atkin/Clive James

Big Other

14-17 July 2010

Blogging the Hugos: Decline

Paolo Bacigalupi/Cherie Priest/Robert Charles Wilson

Big Other

11 July 2010


H.G. Wells

Big Other

26 June 2010

In Memory of Big Al, Little Norm and Average Sized Mrs Swinburne

Alan Plater

Big Other

4 June 2010

Langauage and science fiction

Language/Science Fiction

World Literature Today

May-June 2010

Against a Definition of Science Fiction

Taxonomy of SF

Big Other

17 May 2010

And theorists shall talk theory unto theorists

Marxist Theory/Science Fiction

Big Other

5 May 2010

The fate of being a critic

Reviewing/Science Fiction

 Big Other

7 March 2010



Big Other

21 February 2010



Big Other

6 February 2010

Big As Life

E.L. Doctorow

Vector 260

Summer 2009

Of Time and the River: Time in the fiction of Robert Holdstock

Robert Holdstock

Wiscon 33 Souvenir Book

May 2009

Perspectives on Geoff Ryman

Geoff Ryman

Argentus 8

23 December 2008

Hard Right

Hard SF