Call and Response by Paul Kincaid Beccon Publications 2014, £16 order here  Reviews Shortlisted for: BSFA Award for Non-Fiction

Call and Response
by Paul Kincaid

Beccon Publications
2014, £16
order here

 Reviews

Shortlisted for:

BSFA Award for Non-Fiction

1 ~ Introduction: What is Literary Criticism for?

7 ~ Brian W. Aldiss

   Introduction
   Best SF Stories (Foundation)
   Forgotten Life (Foundation)
   Cultural Breaks (SF Site)
   HARM (SF Site)
   An Exile on Planet Earth (Strange Horizons)

17 ~ Paul Auster

   Introduction
   Paul Auster (Supernatural Fiction Writers)
   Oracle Night (previously unpublished)
   The Book of Illusions (Masterplots)
   The Brooklyn Follies (previously unpublished)
   Travels in the Scriptorium (Strange Horizons)
   Auster the Sentimentalist (Big Other)

33 ~ Christopher Barzak

   Introduction
   One For Sorrow (SF Site)
   The Love We Share Without Knowing (SF Site)

39 ~ The Best

   Introduction
   The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 11 (Foundation)
   Does Anyone Even Know What Science Fiction Is Anymore (bookslut)
   Nebula Awards Showcase 2011 / The Year's Best Science Fiction 27 (Foundation)
   The Widening Gyre (Los Angeles Review of Books)

65 ~ Arthur C. Clarke

   Introduction
   The Light of Other Days (Vector)
   The Last Theorem (SF Site)
   For There Were Giants in Those Days (bookslut)

73 ~ John Crowley

   Introduction
   The Translator (Foundation)
   Identifying the Fantastic (previously unpublished)
   The Solitudes (Times Literary Supplement)
   Daemonomania (Strange Horizons)
   Endless Things (The New York Review of Science Fiction)
   Conversation Hearts (SF Site)

89 ~ Samuel R. Delany

   Introduction
   Dhalgren (Masterplots)
   1984 (Foundation)
   About Writing (The New York Review of Science Fiction)
   Dark Reflections (Strange Horizons)

103 ~ Philip K. Dick

   Introduction
   Broken Bubbles (Vector)
   Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (Masterplots)
   Ubik: The Screenplay (SF Site)
   The Influence of Anxiety (bookslut)
   Search for Philip K. Dick (SF Site)

117 ~ Hal Duncan

   Introduction
   Vellum (Vector)
   Ink (SF Site)

123 ~ Steve Erickson

   Introduction
   Days Between Stations (Foundation)
   Steve Erickson (Supernatural Fiction Writers)
   Our Ecstatic Days (The New York Review of Science Fiction)
   Zeroville (previously unpublished)

137 ~ Lisa Goldstein

   Introduction
   A Mask for the General (Foundation)
   Dark Cities Underground (The New York Review of Science Fiction)

145 ~ Jon Courtenay Grimwood

   Introduction
   Stamping Butterflies (previously unpublished)
   9tail Fox (Foundation)
   End of the World Blues (SF Site)

151 ~ M. John Harrison

   Introduction
   The Centauri Device (Vector)
   The Course of the Heart (Foundation)
   Light (previously unpublished)
   Things That Never Happen (Vector)
   Pearlant (Through the Dark Labyrinth)
   Parietal Games (Strange Horizons)

163 ~ Robert Holdstock

   Introduction
   Celtika (Foundation)
   Of Time and the River (Vector)
   Avilion (SF Site)
   The Mythic Fantasy of Robert Holdstock (SF Site)

179 ~ Gwyneth Jones

   Introduction
   Life (Foundation)
   Spirit (Strange Horizons)
   The Universe of Things (SF Site)

189 ~ Paul McAuley

   Introduction
   Little Machine (Strange Horizons)
   Cowboy Angels (Foundation)
   The Quiet War (SF Site)
   In the Mouth of the Whale (Strange Horizons)

199 ~ Ian McDonald

   Introduction
   River of Gods (previously unpublished)
   Cyberabad Days (SF Site)
   The Dervish House (SF Site)
   Planesrunner (SF Site)

209 ~ Ken MacLeod

   Introduction
   Giant Lizards from Another Star (The New York Review of Science Fiction)
   The Execution Channel (Strange Horizons)
   The Night Sessions (Vector)

217 ~ China Mieville

   Introduction
   Un Lun Dun (SF Site)
   The City and the City (Big Other)
   Embassytown (Interzone)
   Railsea (SF Site)

227 ~ The New

   Introduction
   All in the Family (bookslut)
   The New Space Opera (SF Site)
   Conjunctions 39: The New Wave Fabulists (The New York Review of Science Fiction)
   The New Weird (SF Site)
   The New Uncanny (Strange Horizons)

249 ~ Christopher Priest

   Introduction
   Christopher Priest 101 (SFRA Review)
   The Extremes (The New York Review of Science Fiction)
   The Prestige (Strange Horizons)
   The Magic (Vector)
   The Islanders (Los Angeles Review of Books)

269 ~ Alastair Reynolds

   Introduction
   House of Suns (SF Site)
   Terminal World (SF Site)
   Troika (SF Site)
   Blue Remembered Earth (SF Site)

277 ~ Keith Roberts

   Introduction
   Pavane (previously unpublished)
   Drek Yarman (Vector)
   Obituary (Matrix)

303 ~ Secret Histories

   Introduction
   Rewind (SF Site)
   The Secret History of Science Fiction (Strange Horizons)
   The Secret History of Fantasy (Bull Spec / SF Site)

317 ~ Lucius Shepard

   Introduction
   Life During Wartime (Times Literary Supplement)
   The Best of Lucius Shepard (SF Site)

323 ~ Jo Walton

   Introduction
   Farthing (The New York Review of Science Fiction)
   Lifelode (Strange Horizons)
   Among Others (SF Site)

331 ~ H.G. Wells

   Introduction
   Star Begotten (Strange Horizons)
   H.G. Wells: Traversing Time (Strange Horizons)
   H.G. Wells's Fin de Siecle (SF Studies)
   The Time Machine / The Utopian Vision of H.G. Wells (SF Site)
   H.G. Wells: Another Kind of Life (previously unpublished)
   Putting the Parts Together (Big Other)

349 ~ Gene Wolfe

   Introduction
   Pirate Freedom (Interzone)
   An Evil Guest (Foundation)
   The Best of Gene Wolfe (Interzone)
   The Sorcerer's House (Interzone)
   Shadows of the New Sun (SF Studies)
   Home Fires (Foundation)

363 ~ Index by Leigh Kennedy