08 January 2007

Who killed science fiction?

Apparently in 1960 a fellow named Earl Kemp published a fanzine in which he asked Who Killed Science Fiction? Many SF lumaries commented on the topic. There's a new edition! Check it out: December 2006: The Compleat and Unexpurgated Who Killed Science Fiction?

What do you think? Is it dead? Sickly? I would argue that now speculative fiction is more alive and ubiquitous than ever before.
The most popular movies and tv shows are all Horror, SF, and Fantasy.
Moreover, the internet is crammed full of spec-fic. Look at our own fabulous ezine Electric Spec for just one example. I'm glad I wasn't alive in those dark days when SF was struggling!

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