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About Yesteryear's Future

About Yesteryear's Future

What is Yesteryear's Future all about?

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History of Science Fiction

History of Science Fiction

Posts focused on the history of science fiction.

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Sociology of Science Fiction

Sociology of Science Fiction

Posts focused on the sociology and culture of science fiction.

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The State of Science Fiction

The State of the Genre

Science fiction, unlike so many other genres of literature, has a unique culture. And so, it is not difficult to find opinion pieces and essays about the state of the genre. One recent example is “The future of futurism” by Amy Biancolli of the Houston Chronicle. In it, she discusses the varying opinions about the […]

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What Is Science Fiction?

In my research for this project, I’ve found a lot of different — even conflicting — definitions of science fiction. In fact, one author wrote, “A definition of science fiction can be attempted in twenty words and remain unachieved in two thousand.” Frederick Pohl claimed that “Science fiction is a way of thinking about things.” […]

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Paizo Publishing has launched a new imprint, Planet Stories

Everything Old Is New Again

John Joseph Adams of Sci Fi Weekly recently reported that Paizo Publishing has launched a new imprint, Planet Stories, to bring classic fantasy and science fiction adventure stories to a new generation of readers. “Essays on the history of the genre are filled with references to people like Leigh Brackett, C.L. Moore, and Henry Kuttner,” […]

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