Barely the twinkling of an eye on planet Helliconia, planet Earth has enjoyed 30 years reading the trilogy of Helliconia’s, the Spring edition of which was now first published by New Wave grandmaster Brian Aldiss back in 1982. To celebrate, the Aldiss estate in conjunction with literary agents Curtis Brown and publishers Gollancz will be […]
Extraordinary news this week from NASA that their Keplar probe has discovered a planet with 2 suns in the distant Cygnus constellation. Christened (for the time-being) Keplar 16 B the planet has both an orange sun and a red sun, and is thought to be a mostly gaseous planet the size of Saturn about 200 light years […]
Here’s an old Times article that’s worth reviving. The article argues that as a genre science fiction is overlooked for a number of reasons. It also features one of my favourite quotes: a definition of Science Fiction as “Hubris clobbered by Nemesis”. It was published in 2007… do you think much has changed?