New SF Site, Emerald City, and Rain Taxi

If you're looking for lots of reviews, now is your chance: new issues of SF Site, Emerald City, and Rain Taxi's online edition are alive and kicking.

The new SF Site includes a fairly long essay I wrote about two books from Tachyon Publications -- The James Tiptree Award Anthology 1 and Her Smoke Rose Up Forever, a reissue of the excellent collection of Tiptree's stories. The latter is one of the few truly essential collections of SF short fiction.


  1. Hi, Matthew,
    just found your blog via SF site and your very considered and interesting article on Alice/James (given the number of authors over the centuries with dual identities I'm moved to wonder if anyone has ever conducted a psychological experiment to see if authors are more susceptible to multiple personality disorders?).

    Oddly enough I'm right in the middle of writing a brief article for the new Forbidden Planet International magazine that comes out this summer (Cheryl Morgan is writing us a piece on Worldcon for it and James Lovegrove has written a piece on how he got into reading comics). The subject matter is women in SF... Oh, the timing! So as well as finding it very interesting it was a fortutious time for me to spot it.

    Alas, it is only a short article and I could happily write an entire 3000 word essay on Ursula's Left Hand of Darkness, never mind a potted history of women and SF... As a further coincidence I mentioned Leigh Brackett. As I started work on another article on new books to watch for I spot in Gollancz's catalogue for July a Leigh Brackett collection in the Masterworks series...

    Joe, Edinburgh

  2. Glad to hear from you, Joe, and I'm thrilled I could be of some help. Gollancz's Masterworks series is phenomenal -- they've got quite a few titles that aren't available in any sort of edition over here, and now and then I get horribly jealous of you Brits....


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