W(h)ither Science fiction?

by

Colin Harvey

 

Previously On This Way Up…

…Whichever is the driving force, the inevitable conflict between art and commerce brings its own tensions…

…SF is viewed as a discrete, corporeal entity …

…SF’s landscape will be deserted, the ghetto empty, in a generation…

…Where magazine SF goes from here…



Is this our future, one possible future, or just a shadow of what might happen? You decide…

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I think I've taken this particular narrative thread as far as I can. Like all forecasts, the one thing you can guarantee, is that it's wrong before it's even written.


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Colin writes: "I’m 42, married, but no children. I work for an export division of a well-known Multinational fmcg company – you’d know their brands, if not their name. We recently moved to just outside Bristol, so decorating and putting together flat-pack furniture are other excuses not to write.

"My previous appearances have included several in Aphelion webzine, in Fragmented Infinity, and in Peridot Books. My novel Vengeance was published by the now defunct www.hiddencave.com.

"My webpage is at www.geocities.com/colin_harvey, and includes a fairly grim photograph – one of my pet hates is photographs. I’ve been working on a novel, Lightning Days for the last eighteen months. I may finish it one of these decades, and actually get to write a short story – writing articles for TWU is my only distraction, in writing terms, from what has become quite an epic."

 
 
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