BRIDGET WHELAN writer

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Science fiction gets its own review column

sci fic shipThe NEW YORK TIMES will publish a bi-weekly column devoted to book reviews of science fiction and science fantasy. Very good news for authors and readers of a genre that often feels it is ignored by ‘serious’ media.

The new column will  feature science fiction, fantasy, horror, some Young Adult, some graphic novels, some anthologies, and even some nonfiction where it is relevant.

In theory the column can cover self-published books, but the New York Times never mentions self-published books, unless they can be found in “general interest” book shops which I think rules most of them out (unless American readers know different and there is an easy way for self-published authors to persuade book shops to stock their work). You can read the column online here

photo credit: Forbidden Planet (1956) via photopin (license)

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2 comments on “Science fiction gets its own review column

  1. JunkChuck
    January 4, 2016

    Good news indeed. Lots of good stuff getting done in the SF genre–Reynolds, Bacigalupi, Scalzi, Stross…and the list goes on.

    • bridget whelan
      January 7, 2016

      And there seem to be more competitions and publishing opportunities – at least it seems that way to me on the outside

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