A Used Book Store Clerk's Amazing Caricatures of Science Fiction Authors

Bradley Craft spends a lot of time around books and authors — he's a used-book buyer at Seattle's University Bookstore, and before that he worked at San Francisco's late, lamented Stacey's Books. And in his spare time, he draws caricatures of local and visiting authors, a practice which began with posters he drew for… » 2/28/12 2:44pm 2/28/12 2:44pm

Do You Really Want Science Fiction Books To Be More Literary?

When will "the literary establishment" start taking science fiction more seriously? Everybody from Michael Chabon to David Hartwell wants to know. But would most readers really be happy if science fiction actually became more literary? Here's our list of things that might change about science fiction if it took on… » 9/17/08 5:00pm 9/17/08 5:00pm

Doomed Android Love Story On Infinite Repeat

Some science fiction book lovers have a dark mythology in their heads about literary poaching: literary authors lift speculative ideas and themes, handle them clumsily, and then insult the genre they're pillaging. It's a paranoid fantasy, and mostly not true. But I have a feeling Jeanette Winterson's newest novel, The… » 5/13/08 12:40pm 5/13/08 12:40pm