Category Archives: science fiction

Maureen F. McHugh, “The Cost to Be Wise”

This week’s Sunday novella is “The Cost to be Wise” by Maureen F. McHugh. It was first published in the anthology Starlight 1, published in 1996. Subsequently it’s been published, aside from these Dozois anthologies, in the author’s collection Mothers … Continue reading

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The Consilience of Science Fiction

Let’s do something different today. What is this blog about, and what am I trying to support, or promote? It’s about the idea that science fiction is a key way of thinking about the world, maybe the best way.

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Ursula K. Le Guin, “Forgiveness Day”

This week’s novella being covered by the Facebook Group that I post about every Sunday is “Forgiveness Day” by Ursula K. Le Guin. It was first published in the November 1994 issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction, and less than a … Continue reading

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SF Reviews by Spinrad and Tuttle; Political Issues, Trends, Headlines

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Frederik Pohl’s “Outnumbering the Dead”

This week’s novella covered by the Facebook Group reading Gardner Dozois’s big anthology first discussed here is “Outnumbering the Dead” by Frederik Pohl. Coincidentally, it was first published as a chapbook, in December 1992, in the same UK publisher’s line … Continue reading

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Today’s Features and Headlines, 9 Sept 2022

Ursula K. Le Guin, Ian McEwan; that Hunter Biden movie; Republicans taking credit; proof of Trump’s threat; D.C. welcomes immigrants; Doug Mastriano’s personal prophet, who speaks with God.

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102 ℉, and Comments About Hugo Awards Demographics

Today at 4pm or so. Last night we streamed the Hugo Awards ceremony,

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Michael Swanwick’s “Griffin’s Egg” + 4

This week’s novella covered by the Facebook Group reading Gardner Dozois’s big anthology first discussed here is “Griffin’s Egg” by Michael Swanwick. It was first published as a “chapbook,” a smallish, thin book in a UK publisher’s series of such … Continue reading

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Nancy Kress: “Beggars in Spain” + 6

This week’s novella covered by the Facebook Group reading Gardner Dozois’s big anthology first discussed here is “Beggars in Spain” by Nancy Kress, first published in the April 1991 issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction.

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James Patrick Kelly’s “Mr. Boy” + 5

This week’s novella covered by the Facebook Group reading Gardner Dozois’s big anthology first discussed here is “Mr. Boy,” by James Patrick Kelly, first published in the June 1990 issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction.

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