British Science Fiction & Fantasy: Twenty Years, Two Surveys compiled and edited by Paul Kincaid and Niall Harrison Odd Two Out 2010 Review

British Science Fiction & Fantasy: Twenty Years, Two Surveys
compiled and edited by Paul Kincaid and Niall Harrison

Odd Two Out
2010

Review

Introduction to the BSFA Survey (2009) - Niall Harrison  6
Introduction to the Mexicon Survey (1989) - Paul Kincaid  8
Respondents to the Mexicon & BSFA surveys  9

1: Do you consider yourself a writer of science fiction and/or fantasy?  11

2: What is it about your work that makes it fit into these categories?  26

3: Why have you chosen to write science fiction or fantasy?  43

4: Do you consider there is anything distinctively British about your work, and if so what is it?  58

5: Do British settings play a major part in your work, and if so, why (or why not)?  79

6: What do you consider are the major influences on your work?  94

7: Do you detect a different response to your science fiction/fantasy between publishers in Britain and America (or elsewhere)?  112

8: Do you detect a different response to your science fiction/fantasy between the public in Britain and America (or elsewhere)?  127

9: What effect should good science fiction or fantasy have upon the reader?  137

10: What do you consider the most significant weakness in science fiction and fantasy as a genre?  154

11: What do you think have been the most significant developments in British science fiction and fantasy over the past twenty years?  176

Contributors  190