Friday, May 29, 2009

Essays

"Skyfall: A Critical View." (September 11, 2013).

"Why We Fall For the Hype: Contextualizing Our Thought on Space Warfare." Space Review (March 26, 2012).

"The Irrelevance of Oscar Night?" Raritania (March 5, 2012).

"A History of the Spy Story." Raritania (March 3, 2012). (This essay was previously published as two separate posts, "A History of the Spy Story, Part I: The Birth of a Genre" on February 1, 2012, and "A History of the Spy Story, Part II: The Life of a Genre" on February 6, 2012.)

"A Primer on the Technological Singularity." Raritania (October 30, 2011).

"From Screen to Page: Reading Ian Fleming." Raritania (October 3, 2011).

"A Revolution of Falling Expectations: Whither the Singularity?" New York Review of Science Fiction 23.9 (May 2011), pp. 19-20.

"The End of James Bond?" Raritania (August 28, 2010).

"The Rise and Fall of the Military Techno-Thriller." Internet Review of Science Fiction (November 2009). (2009 BSFA Best Nonfiction nominee. Collected in After the New Wave: Science Fiction Since 1980.)

"How to Lose Friends and Alienate People (A Meditation)." Raritania July 9, 2009.

"Of Alternate Nineteenth Centuries: The Enduring Appeal of Steampunk." Internet Review of Science Fiction (July 2009). (This article also appeared in translation in the June 2010 issue of Hayakawa S-F Magazine; and on the blog of the Science Fiction Writers of America on September 28, 2010. Collected in After the New Wave: Science Fiction Since 1980.)

"The Network Television Science Fiction Boom-and Bust(?)" Internet Review of Science Fiction (June 2009). (Collected in After the New Wave: Science Fiction Since 1980.)

"The End of Oil and The End." Raritania May 6, 2009.

"Revisiting the Victorian Techno-Thriller." Strange Horizons (February 23, 2009).

"Racing Down the Information Superhighway: Computers in 1990s Film." Internet Review of Science Fiction (February 2009). (Collected in After the New Wave: Science Fiction Since 1980.)

"Things That No Longer Seem So Futuristic After 2008." The Fix (January 18, 2009).

"Science Fiction and the Post-Cold War." Internet Review of Science Fiction (January 2009). (This article also appeared on the blog of the Science Fiction Writers of America on August 17, 2010. Collected in After the New Wave: Science Fiction Since 1980.)

"Looking Back: Ray Kurzweil's 2009." The Fix (January 1, 2009).

"Melrose Space to Marauder: The Starship Troopers Film Trilogy." Internet Review of Science Fiction (December 2008).

"'The End of Science Fiction': A View of the Debate (Postscript)." The Fix (October 15, 2008). (Collected in After the New Wave: Science Fiction Since 1980.)

"'The End of Science Fiction': A View of the Debate (Part Two)." The Fix (September 15, 2008). (Collected in After the New Wave: Science Fiction Since 1980.)

"'The End of Science Fiction': A View of the Debate (Part One)." The Fix (September 1, 2008). (Nominee for the British Science Fiction Association's award for best non-fiction in 2008 Collected in After the New Wave: Science Fiction Since 1980.)

"'Two Dooms' and the Memory of World War II in Alternate History." Internet Review of Science Fiction (August 2008). (Collected in After the New Wave: Science Fiction Since 1980.)

"The Golden Age of Science Fiction Television: Looking Back at SFTV During the Long 1990s." Internet Review of Science Fiction (June 2008). (Collected in After the New Wave: Science Fiction Since 1980.)

"Post-Cyberpunk's Moment in History: Remembering the 1990s." The Fix (January 1, 2008). (Collected in After the New Wave: Science Fiction Since 1980.)

"The Rise and Fall of Great Powers in Science Fiction." The Fix (January 1, 2008).

"Science Fiction and the Two Cultures." The Fix (November 1, 2007). (Collected in After the New Wave: Science Fiction Since 1980.)

"Nikolai Fedorov and the Dawn of the Posthuman." The Future Fire 9 (October 2007).

"Remembering Robert Anson Heinlein." Tangent Online (July 25, 2007).

"In The Science Fiction Ghetto." Tangent Online (July 13, 2007).

"The Invisible Hand of the Censor." Tangent Online (July 10, 2007).

"The Lies and Times of Colonel Pyat: Looking Back at Michael Moorcock's Pyat Quartet." New York Review of Science Fiction 19.4 (December 2006), p. 22.

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