Sunday, December 19, 2010

Is science fiction dying? - Are misleading headlines commonplace at Salon.com

Is science fiction dying? - Fiction - Salon.com:
"It seems fitting, then, at this early juncture in the new millennium, to examine some recent representative SF books of differing types and check their pulse for signs of health or illness. Does the genre continue to have new and useful things to say? Is it still intellectually and narratively interesting? Or is the genre suffering from a case, as H.G. Wells so direly phrased it, of 'mind at the end of its tether'?"

Not so much a treatise on the status of science fiction literature as a decent review by Pail DiPhillippo of some good books in the genre.