Is it time for another New Wave of science fiction?

Back in the 1960s, a gang of rebellious authors, led by Michael Moorcock among others, launched an uprising called the New Wave, which shook up science fiction and introduced more literary aspirations, weirdness, and diversity. Over at Tor.com, David Barnett wonders if we're in for another wave. » 5/27/13 2:30pm 5/27/13 2:30pm

They mocked her "science fantasy." Then she wrote Empire Strikes Back.

May the Fourth! Tomorrow's the day we celebrate all things Star Wars — which makes it the perfect day to recognize one of the great unsung contributors to the galaxy far, far away: Leigh Brackett wrote the first script draft of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and her contributions helped make the saga epic. » 5/03/13 2:38pm 5/03/13 2:38pm

Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock And Elmore Leonard's Indispensible…

Get yourself a master class in writing from some of the best living writers. The Guardian has been collecting ten writing tips each from some amazing wordsmiths. Among my favorites: Jonathan Franzen, "The reader is a friend, not an adversary or a spectator." Elmore Leonard, "If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it." Neil… » 2/22/10 9:30am 2/22/10 9:30am

Michael Moorcock Can't Read "Transhumanist" Fiction Because It's Not About …

Interviewed by BoingBoing's readers, New Wave legend Michael Moorcock says he's disconnected from science fiction that gets too abstract: "I'm not entirely sure about transhumanist fiction. It holds no attractions for me. Assuming I really know what it is. I've only really ever been interested in 'humanist' fiction.… » 6/19/09 3:42pm 6/19/09 3:42pm

Which Alternate Universe Has The Best Science Fiction?

Nobody knows better than science fiction fans that a few minor changes to the timeline can alter everything. And science fiction istelf could have turned out totally differently if just a few things had changed. Which alternate versions of science fiction history would have resulted in a more interesting SF landscape… » 6/18/08 5:00pm 6/18/08 5:00pm