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Culture Clash: Ambivalent Heroes and the Ambiguous Utopia in the Work of Iain M. Banks, by David Horwich (1/21/02)
Most of Banks' Culture stories revolve, in one way or another, around the conflict between the values of the Culture and another civilization's values. . . .
Interview: Thomas M. Disch, by David Horwich (7/30/01)
"Science fiction, in our culture, is basically intended for children, or young adults, as they say. . . . If it fails to do that as a genre, then it won't command its place in the marketplace."
A Maze of Death: China Miéville's Perdido Street Station, by David Horwich (6/25/01)
Miéville's main characters live on the margins of society, either by choice, or social pressure, or both. Identities are fluid, alliegances shift suddenly; spies and moles infest the city and its underworld. Betrayal is commonplace, and trust is at a premium.
The Top 5 SF Novels of All Time, by David Horwich (1/15/01)
You know you're reading good SF when several times in the course of your reading you look up and think to yourself, "that is so damn cool. . . ."
Interview: Robert Silverberg, by David Horwich (12/11/00)
[Speculative fiction] lit me up as a small boy and I've wanted ever since to contribute important work to the genre. . . . [I]t seems to me the thing I was put here to create. . . .
Irony and Misunderstanding in the Stories of Robert Sheckley, by David Horwich (9/25/00)
Sheckley is known for his sharp, satirical style, and his humor is often tinged with ironic bitterness at human folly. Although he wrote them decades ago, Sheckley's stories have a very modern feel. . . .