Friday, December 11, 2009

December IROSF

The December edition of the Internet Review of Science Fiction has gone online today, rounding out its first full calendar year of monthly publication (as managing editor Stacey Janssen notes in her editorial.

This time around, the points of particular interest included:

* Kristine Kathryn Rusch takes on the "end of science fiction" debate in this month's Signals column. As you can guess, we don't see eye to eye-but she does a good job of bringing up recent flash points in the debate, including recent Hugo-winner John Scalzi's comments on the state of the magazines in his blog, Analog editor Stanley Schmidt's response and the ensuing flame war; and Paul Goat Allen's blog on the issue over at the web sites of Barnes & Noble, "Season of Wither," making it well worth checking out for those not buying into her particular brand of optimism.

* Daniel M. Kimmel offers a re-review of 2010, just as we are entering that year, Gary Westfahl discusses the forgotten television show Men Into Space (totally new to me), while Rachel Manija Brown discusses Hayao Miyazaki's latest, Ponyo.

* As always, Lois Tilton's short fiction round-up for the month.

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