Guy who thinks all lit fiction is superior to genre obviously hasn't…


I promised myself I wasn't going to respond to literary provocateurs any more - you know, the sort of blowhard who decides to get some undeserved attention by firing a potshot across the bow of genre fiction. Usually these potshots are made up of ill-formed generalizations and largely unexamined assumptions. » 10/30/12 1:08pm 10/30/12 1:08pm

New Yorker's science fiction issue features a Jennifer Egan story made…

The New Yorker's first ever science fiction issue comes out May 29, and it includes a new story by Jennifer Egan, author of the award-winning A Visit from the Goon Squad. But if you can't wait until Tuesday, you'll be able to read Egan's story on Twitter, starting tonight, via @NYerFiction. A new 140-character extract… » 5/24/12 12:40pm 5/24/12 12:40pm

Superheroes Don't Have To Do It In Tights, Says Chabon

What's in a superhero costume? Well, beyond muscle and 100% justice, of course (50% justice, 50% alcohol in Iron Man's case). If you're novelist and occasional fanboy Michael Chabon, the answer apparently has a lot more to do with semiotics and cultural identity than even Peter Parker was aware of, according to his… » 3/07/08 1:00pm 3/07/08 1:00pm