Cypulchre

Jul 26, 2014

Cypulchre

by Andrew Lee

Many writers have tried in vain to emulate the cool tech-lingo-driven prose of author William Gibson’s early cyberpunk fiction, and it’s easy to pick those budding science-fiction writers who cast themselves as his successor — fellow Canadian Joseph MacKinnon falls into this category. Cypulchre, ...

Apr 19, 2014

Novelist EnJoe given special citation by Philip K. Dick sci-fi award

Novelist Toh EnJoe was awarded a special citation from the administrators of the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award for science fiction published in the United States, his publisher said Saturday. The English translation of EnJoe’s 2007 debut work “Self-Reference Engine,” published in the United ...

Impressive evocations of anxiety, claustrophobia

Sep 21, 2013

Impressive evocations of anxiety, claustrophobia

by Jessica Holland

What if the long-term survival of the human race depended on thousands of Americans being relocated to a vast underground city, with giant TV screens broadcasting a desolate landscape outside and no one allowed to leave? SHIFT, by Hugh Howey. Arrow, 2013, 608 pp., ...

Atwood is often lyrical, but ultimately indulgent

Sep 7, 2013

Atwood is often lyrical, but ultimately indulgent

by Justin Cartwright

This is the third in Margaret Atwood’s science fiction trilogy, which started with “Oryx and Crake” and progressed to “The Year of the Flood.” The title of the third, MaddAddam, you will notice, is a palindrome. There is plenty of wordplay to come. MADDADDAM, ...

Acclaimed sci-fi author Frederik Pohl dies at 93

Sep 4, 2013

Acclaimed sci-fi author Frederik Pohl dies at 93

Frederik Pohl, who helped shape and popularize science fiction as an influential agent, editor and award-winning author, died Sept. 2 at a hospital near his home in Palatine, Illinois. He was 93. His death was confirmed by a granddaughter, author Emily Pohl-Weary. An entry ...