By John Clute
An SF Gateway eBook: bringing the classics to the future.
Canary Fever is a collection of reviews about the most significant literatures of the twenty-first century: science fiction, fantasy and horror: the literatures Clute argues should be recognized as the central modes of fantastika in our times. The title refers to the canary in the coal mine, who whiffs gas and dies to save miners; reviewers of fantastika can find themselves in a similar position, though words can only hurt us.
John Clute (1940- ) has lived mostly in London for many years. His first SF novel, Appleseed (2001), was a New York Times Notable Book. He has been involved in writing encyclopedias - mainly The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction - since the 1970s; they have won many awards, including five Hugos. His most original work appears in his six volumes of collected reviews and essays, which assemble more than a million words of sustained scrutiny of SF and fantastika in general. For this work he has received a 1989 Readercon Award, the 1994 Pilgrim Award, a 1997 Locus Award, the 1999 ICFA Distinguished Guest Scholar Award, and a 2012 Nebula/Solstice Award. He is a Visiting Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.
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24 Nov 2016
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