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The Show Should Go On

Why does Science Fiction feel more satisfying in literature than in television series? In a word: Closure. [WARNING: Multiple spoilers ahead] Take Max Headroom, about a reporter taking on the corrupt TV media, or Brimstone, its strict sinners-go-to-hell universe in contrast with the shades-of-gray moral dilemmas faced by the protagonist. Both shows were cancelled [...]

2022-09-21T13:43:55-05:00September 21st, 2022|Editorials, Non-Fiction|0 Comments

Musings on Music

I want to discuss how SF does music, and music does SF. Music can be a critical component of the story. In Vance’s classic “The Moon Moth,” aliens confer social status according to an individual’s virtuosity on multiple musical instruments, without which they won’t give you the time of day. (For a more recent example [...]

2022-04-18T23:47:44-05:00October 2nd, 2021|Editorials, Issue #10, Non-Fiction|1 Comment

CANDLELIGHT

By fiction editor Jalyn Fiske Writing is such a slithery thing these days (or, perhaps it has been since days began). Markets want this kind of story, editors want that, and instructors teach something else entirely. I’ll give my two cents as Fiction Editor on what we’re looking for specifically at James Gunn’s Ad [...]

2020-06-30T22:22:18-05:00June 30th, 2020|Editorials, Issue #8, Non-Fiction|0 Comments
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