Looking Back at the Future

Inside the head of science fiction writer and critic Derek Austin Johnson.

Bears repeating.

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Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing, a remake of this post. Source.

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The compelling SECRET HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION is going back to press

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Tachyon Publications is proud to announce a new printing of the acclaimed anthology The Secret History of Science Fiction.

“All I really want to do, at the moment, is embrace the unsuspecting editors in a massive, spine-crunching bear hug”
Los Angeles Times

The Secret Is Out

Exploring an alternate history of science fiction, this ingenious anthology showcases eighteen brilliant authors leading the way to a new literature of the future. These award-winning stories defy trends, cross genres, and prove that great fiction cannot be categorized.

Two strangely detached astronauts orbit Earth while a third world war rages on. A primatologist’s lover suspects her of obsession with one of her simian charges. The horrors of trench warfare dovetail with the theoretical workings of black holes. A dissolving marriage and bitter custody dispute are overshadowed by the arrival of time travelers. An astonishing invention that records the sense of touch is far too dangerous for Thomas Edison to reveal.

The future is here. Read it.

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Good news about a great anthology.

Steven at the Overlo..er, Drafthouse South Lamar, awaiting a screening of The Iron Giant.

Steven at the Overlo..er, Drafthouse South Lamar, awaiting a screening of The Iron Giant.

Con break.

Con break.