Monthly Archives: June 2011

this is not me speaking: Donato Mancini’s Buffet World

Donato Mancini. Buffet World (New Star Books 2011). The garish covert image, variations of which appear throughout, announces Buffet World as an advertising stunt gone really bad – deliberately. The multicoloured streak backing too bright bits of food, those images … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Leave a comment

The fun of alternate history

Ian Watson & Ian Whates, eds. The Mammoth Book of Alternate Histories (2010). In one of his earliest takes on defining SF, Samuel R. Delany suggested different kinds of ‘subjunctivity’ for realism, fantasy, & SF, the latter defined as ‘events … Continue reading

Posted in SF&F | Leave a comment