Hild and the triumph of the skeptical fantasy novel

Nicola Griffith's latest book Hild has all the ingredients of a fantasy novel, including a medieval setting and a main character with powers that seem supernatural. And yet it's also a brilliantly-researched work of historical fiction. Call it skeptical fantasy, or an epic that treats magic as politically-charged… » 1/20/14 5:05pm 1/20/14 5:05pm

Science Fiction Writers Bust Out Of Lambda Scifi Category

The Lambda Literary Awards' science fiction category sometimes comes in for derision (for example, for passing over Octavia Butler's awesome Fledgling in favor of a markedly inferior work a couple years ago.) But this year's Lambda winners, announced last night, do include some great SF writers in non-SF categories.… » 5/30/08 4:30pm 5/30/08 4:30pm