This summer, The Paris Review interviewed two science fiction writers at length, Samuel R. Delany
and William Gibson
. Below the cut there are two passages, one from each interview. They aren't representative, they are just two of the many, many passages which have been going around in my head for the last few days. [more inside]
Concept art for the Alien 3 that never was
- Before the Walter Hill version was shot, entirely in brown, by David Fincher there were many iterations
of the Alien 3 script. One of the more exotic ones was the Vincent Ward & John Fasano
"monks in space" script
, illustrated here. [via io9
New Scientist kicks off it's science fiction special
by asking "Is science fiction dying?
", with answers by Margaret Atwood
, William Gibson
and Ursula K Le Guin
amongst others. Meanwhile on the Nebula Awards site Geoff Ryman talks about Mundane SF
, and how it was a reaction to a phenomenon he noticed in new SF coming through the Clarion workshop
: A lot of it doesn't have much science fiction in it.