September, 2005 (Vol. II: #8)
and preparing for disaster
Be Prepared - please.
A Look at the Clarions and Internet-Based Writing Workshops
What is it about these workshops that make a writer successful?
We are, and perhaps always have been, a schizophrenic lot when it comes to our self-definition.
An Introduction to Fantastic Adventure History
A look at the alternatives.
Disch’s Bleak Vision in Two Early New Wave Novels
Harsh but rewarding, early Disch is unjustly overlooked.
A Laser Tag Memoir
Laser Tag - the way it was meant to be.
Speculative Education at the Movies
The metaphor of longing for a challenge.
Raised by trolls, a young human returns to his (satirically skewered) birthright.
An overview of SF for new readers and longtime fans
Stross dives headlong into the singularity and our posthuman future.
Time travel and absurd humor collide
The Dark Side of Creativity
Breathing life and death into the haunted house tale.
Bluejack ponders the short stories that really matter.