Friday, August 19, 2011

Articles, Essays and Reviews

Below is a partial listing of my publications, organized by category. Where there is an edition of the item available online, I have included a link.


I. Journalism

"Lexx at Ten." Strange Horizons (July 9, 2007). (This article is based on original interviews of several members of the show's cast and crew by the author. An authorized Russian translation of this article can be found at the website Light Zone. Collected in After the New Wave: Science Fiction Since 1980.)

"From Console to Celluloid: Uwe Boll and the Art of Adapting Video Games For the Big Screen." Strange Horizons (August 11, 2008). (This article is partially based on an original interview of filmmaker Uwe Boll by the author.)


II. Essays

"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.

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

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

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

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

"Science Fiction and the Two Cultures." The Fix (November 1, 2007). (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).

"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 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.)

"'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 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.)

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

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

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

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

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

More . . .


III. Book Reviews

III.A. Fiction

"Settling Accounts: The Grapple, by Harry Turtledove." Strange Horizons (February 6, 2007).

"Seeker by Jack McDevitt." Internet Review of Science Fiction (April/May 2007).

"The Man Who Melted, by Jack Dann." Strange Horizons (August 8, 2007).

"Burning Chrome, by William Gibson." Tangent Online (August 12, 2007). (Collected in After the New Wave: Science Fiction Since 1980.)

"Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology, edited by James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel." The Fix (January 1, 2008). (Collected in After the New Wave: Science Fiction Since 1980.)

"Ascendancies, by Bruce Sterling." Strange Horizons (March 28, 2008).

"Elric, the Stealer of Souls (Chronicles of the Last Emperor of Melnibone, Volume 1), by Michael Moorcock." Strange Horizons (July 18, 2008).

"Neuropath by Scott Bakker, and Blindsight by Peter Watts." Strange Horizons (August 25, 2008).

More . . .

III.B. Nonfiction

"The Rise of the Meritocracy, 1870-2033: The New Elite of Our Social Revolution, by Michael Young." Raritania (July 30, 2009).

"Content: Selected Essays . . . by Cory Doctorow." Tangent (August 7, 2009).

"Peter W. Singer's Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century." Strategic Insights 8.5 (Winter 2009/2010).

"The Triumph of the Thriller: How Cops, Crooks, and Cannibals Captured Popular Culture, by Patrick Anderson." Raritania (August 3, 2010).

"Wizardry & Wild Romance: A Study of Epic Fantasy, by Michael Moorcock." Raritania (January 11, 2011).

"The Politics of James Bond: From Fleming's Books to the Big Screen, by Jeremy Black." Raritania (September 25, 2011).

"Blood & Thunder: The Life & Art of Robert E. Howard, by Mark Finn." Raritania (October 18, 2011).

"The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, by Julian Jaynes." Raritania (May 10, 2012).

"The Man Who Saved Britain: A Personal Journey Into the Disturbing World of James Bond, by Simon Winder." Raritania (September 24, 2012).

"Vultures' Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates, and High-Finance Carnivores, by Greg Palast." Raritania (November 15, 2012).

More . . .


IV. Television Reviews

"Masters of Science Fiction." Tangent Online (August 16, 2007).


V. Literary Criticism

V.A. Refereed Articles

"D.H. Lawrence's The Rainbow." Explicator 61.1 (September 2002), pp. 41-42.

"The Problem of Belonging in Robert Heinlein's Friday." Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction 97 (Summer 2006), pp. 34-46.

"Robert Heinlein's Starship Troopers." Explicator 68.1 (January-March 2010), pp. 62-63.

V.B. Other Articles

"A Critical Clue: The Life and Times of Shale Schoenmaker." Notes on Contemporary Literature 36.3 (May 2006), pp. 4-6.


A listing of my magazine and web site reviews for Tangent Online, The Fix, The Portal and The Future Fire can be found here.


Those looking for a listing of my articles on international affairs, security, economics, technology, space, complexity and related topics can find it here.

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