Thursday, June 4, 2009

The June IROSF

The latest edition of the Internet Review of Science Fiction has just gone live.

This one marks the one-year anniversary of Stacey Janssen as managing editor, which she commemorates in this month's editorial.

Appropriately, the issue is packed with even more interesting stuff than usual, carrying, among other things, two worthwhile historical pieces, one by Mark Cole on Bernard Quartermass's place in British SF cinema, and the other by Ruth Nestvold on the interpretation of the legend of King Arthur through the ages.

We also get a report by Aidan Doyle from the Clarion South writers' workshop in Brisbane, Australia, an essay by Daniel Kimmel on 1986's remake of The Fly, and Lois Tilton's round-up of short fiction for May 2009.

The issue also carries Kristine Kathryn Rusch's latest column (a celebration of IT as having pulled us into a more thoroughly science fiction-al world), and a full-length essay by me on an issue I've tackled on this blog many a time, namely science fiction on network television. Titled "The Network Science Fiction Television Boom-and Bust" it focuses on the expansion and bursting of what so much of the press has called "the bubble," but also tries to put it into some context and dig out the implications.

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