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Archive for December, 2012

All-Time Short Fiction Results, 2012

There’s a lot more explanation and details here, but probably the most amazing thing about these results is that Ted Chiang takes the #1 spot in 3 out of the 6 categories. 20th Century Novella: Rank Author : Title (Year) Points Votes 1 Chiang, Ted : Story of Your Life (1998) 978 63 2 Le […]

Roundtable on Collective Nouns

Here’s a fun conversation to finish off 2012. I once saw a bunch of suggestions for the proper collective noun for monsters (i.e., instead of a ‘murder of ravens’, a ‘mash of monsters’ or a ‘terror of monsters’, etc.) Anyone want to take a crack at a collective noun for aliens? Gardner Dozois: If they’re […]

All-Time Novel Results, 2012

You can find more details on the results and the procedure here; but feel free to comment here. 20th Century SF Novel: Rank Author : Title (Year) Points Votes 1 Herbert, Frank : Dune (1965) 3930 256 2 Card, Orson Scott : Ender’s Game (1985) 2235 154 3 Asimov, Isaac : The Foundation Trilogy (1953) 2054 143 4 Simmons, Dan : Hyperion (1989) […]

Michael Dirda and Gary Wolfe in Conversation

As a cap to some of our recent discussions of reviewing, here is a conversation between two of the foremost reviewers covering science fiction today, Michael Dirda and Gary K. Wolfe. They discuss audience, writing style, editors, Gary’s two volume Library of America set, and much more. Enjoy!  


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