Does Chris Ware Still Hate Fun?
Gerry Canavan reviews "Rusty Brown," the recently published collection of Chris Ware's comics.
Apocalyptic Childhood: On Cixin Liu’s “Supernova Era”
Cixin Liu’s “Supernova Era” offers a tantalizing glimpse into another universe where parents won’t simply let their children die without a fight.
Welcome to “The Handmaid’s Tale” Expanded Universe
As literature, "The Handmaid’s Tale" condemned us — but, as franchise fiction, "The Testaments" is full of miracles.
We Are Going on an Adventure: On Adrian Tchaikovsky’s “Children of Ruin”
Gerry Canavan reviews Adrian Tchaikovsky's "Children of Ruin," the sequel to his 2015 novel "Children of Time."
For the Purposes of Education as Well as Recreation: Historical Notes on “The Handmaid’s Tale (Special Edition)”
None of the adaptations of “The Handmaid’s Tale” have yet found themselves able to include the actual ending of the novel.
“Star Trek” seems paralyzed by the idea of doing the one thing the fans of the series actually want.
No, Speed Limit: John Scalzi’s “The Collapsing Empire”
John Scalzi’s “The Collapsing Empire” is one of the most important revisionist hyperspace narratives to come along in some time.
Utopia in the Time of Trump
The future is here, it just hasn’t finished melting yet.
The Discovered Country: “Star Trek Beyond”
“Star Trek Beyond” is fine. It’s mostly enjoyable … It’s "Star Trek", neither at its best nor its worst, and I like "Star Trek" even at its very worst.
Quiet, Too Quiet
Cixin Liu's "The Dark Forest" takes up the Fermi Paradox as one of its central narrative and thematic problems.
The Warm Equations
"Aurora" and "Seveneves" break us out of our supremely well-rehearsed habit of apocalypse and let us see the option of a different future than permanent, hopeless standoff.
“There’s Nothing New / Under The Sun, / But There Are New Suns”: Recovering Octavia E. Butler’s Lost Parables
THE BAD NEWS is waiting for us on the first page of the first chapter of Octavia E. Butler’s 1998
Knowing No One’s Listening
nbsp; In this two-part series, Gerry Canavan looks at the publication of previously unpublished stories of Octavia E. Butler and the
No Dads: Cuckolds, Dead Fathers, and Capitalist Superheroes
IN HIS SEMINAL “The Myth of Superman” (still one of the finest essays on superheroes ever written), Umberto Eco
ldquo;SORRY, BUT IT'S TRUE. It has to be said: the stars exist beyond human time, beyond human reach. We live