Tag: science fiction

  • Science Fiction Double Feature

    I’ve been very happily reading a stream of wonderful science fiction lately. Hannu Rajaniemi’s Casual Angel, Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Sword, and now William Gibson’s The Peripheral. I’m just at the beginning of The Peripheral and what strikes me most is how Gibson throws you in. You really have no idea, except in the broadest way,…

  • Directives

    With apologies to the wonderous Neil Gaiman, I offer these less sage – but perhaps still necessary – ┬ádirectives for life in the science fictional universe. Trust the pilot with the old and rusted machine, nothing new and shiny is likely to work. Wormholes and alternative timelines may look like an easy way out of…