It has languished on my harddrive ever since so I thought I’d take this opportunity to post it: Combining the most innovative aspects of science fiction, fantasy, horror, magical realism and literary fiction, Slipstream is defined mainly by its tendency to leave you feeling uneasy — acting, in its depiction of the surreal, bizarre and downright creepy, as commentary on the alienation and fragmentation of life in the modern world. That reader’s guide was in turn inspired by an unpublished repsonse to the editor of The Alien Online: This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Introduction There are two great countries of literature; the fantastic and the naturalistic.
One of the few story anthologies on slipstream fiction. Sorry Please Thank You , by Charles Yu, The author of the widely praised debut novel “How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe” returns with a hilarious, heartbreaking and utterly original collection of short stories drawing from both pop culture and science. You say ” There is nothing slipstream about The Handmaid’s Tale , for example, a science fiction novel in the long line of literary dystopias “. Adobe Flash Player version 9 or above is required to play this audio clip. Managing a girl group as the Millennium nears he finds that his time is running out along with the century.
Or at least Gene Purgatory.
Following a chat with another contributor Ariel, the editor of The Alien Online set about consulting for a new heading for this section because: Doug Davis Gordon College:. Log in No account? Should you be interested to teach more than one story or want to explore the possibilities of slipstream fiction sterlinb, this is to date the best choice for starting the journey.
Doug Davis Streling College: Steve Erickson — Rubicon Beach Perhaps the quintessential slipstream author in that he writes nothing else. Offering a wealth of esteemed authors — from writers within the genre to those normally associated with mainstream fiction — this volume aptly demonstrates that great science fiction appears in many guises.
In her moving and elegant new collection, New York Times bestseller Fowler writes about John Wilkes Booth’s younger brother, a one-winged man, a California cult and a pair of twins, and she digs into our past, present and future in the quiet, witty and incisive way only she can.
Yeah, it falls a bit into The Bridge category, doesn’t it? However the term has survived, shorn of its negativity, and whilst not yet a marketing category is still a useful label.
Slipstream is as variable in quality as everything else. This story feels like new wave science fiction with lots of metaphysical exploration of the human psyche, but in that, it delves deep into an E. Managing a girl group as the Millennium nears he finds that his time is running out along with the century. The border where these two countries meet however is decidedly hazy. Learn how your comment data is processed.
Which is clearly quite different from what you are talking about. Okay, I’ve changed the link now but no, it doesn’t actually appear. So, out of curiosity, why do you class A Handmaid’s Tale as science fiction?
Ultimately it can all be explained in a rational frame well, semi-rational so its not straightforwardly rational. OK, see, I always thought that slipstream meant charactersitics like stream of consciousness, lack of plot or emotional eessay, rejection of the concept of truth or story etc.
Again, not all work equally well, but it is a great bunch of authors: Mitchell combines flat-out adventure, a Nabokovian lore of puzzles, a keen eye for character, and a taste for mind-bending philosophical and scientific speculation in the tradition of Umberto Eco slipstram Philip K.
Plus, there are characters straight of Irish myth conversing with the characters in the novel – with the whole thing framed by a story about a stering working hard to get through the academic year without letting his uncle down, and writing a story about a novelist on the side.
But as a result I’ve been avoiding slipstream at all costs, becuase it sounded rubbish. Sorry Please Thank Youby Charles Yu, The author of the widely praised debut novel “How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe” returns with a hilarious, heartbreaking and utterly original collection of short stories drawing from both pop culture and science. Although the list of authors and titles doesn’t help me much I’m not at all familiar with any of themthe explanation helped, so thanks: Your slupstream address will not be published.
It can however produce uniquely interesting books.