The Matter of America: On Michael Swanwick’s “The Iron Dragon’s Mother”
Michael Swanwick’s “The Iron Dragon’s Mother” looks at the failure of those with privilege and power to address the wrongs of the world.
We’re All Dürt Würkers: Grady Hendrix’s Heavy Metal Horror
Grady Hendrix’s “We Sold Our Souls” pokes subtle fun at heavy metal and its self-seriousness, but also embraces that seriousness as a platform for critique.
Mutate or Die: Eighty Years of the Futurians’ Vision
As writers, artists, literary agents, and editors, the collective effect of the Futurians after their dissolution in 1945 was magnificent.