Post-apocalyptic and dystopian fiction love to imagine dark times. In 2004, Channel 4 in the UK ran a three-part programme on the world’s worst century, which the makers selected as the 14th century, largely due to the Black Death. Ten years on, let’s re-assess. The Black Death must have been horrible, but are there other candidates for… Continue reading Worst (Best) Century to Have Lived In?
Month: November 2014
Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Links
Here are some science fiction and fantasy blogs that I follow and which I think deserve to be better known. They are of different types, so there should be something for everyone here. Happy reading! http://afantasyreader.blogspot.com A Fantasy Reader http://bestfantasybooks.com/ Best Fantasy Books http://couchtomoon.wordpress.com From Couch to Moon http://deathrobotsfrommars.wordpress.com/ Death Robots from Mars http://fictionandscientist.wordpress.com Fiction and… Continue reading Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Links
More Great Science Fiction and Fantasy Sentences
In my previous post on this topic, I referred to an article published in the Guardian (UK) newspaper earlier this year. The Guardian article asked whether genre fiction contained sentences as good as those in “literary” fiction. My post was an acceptance of the challenge and an invitation to the science fiction and fantasy community to… Continue reading More Great Science Fiction and Fantasy Sentences