Scifi Strange


An interesting post from writer Jason Sanford about the new wave of SF: Scifi Strange.

The movement combines a literary (and sometimes experimental) style with a multi-cultural viewpoint and examination of basic human desires and needs, all while staying within the real-world parameters of SF’s literature of ideas.

(yes, you won’t find it in the blog post. I cheated and lifted it from another post Jason made in the TTA Press forums)

Jason mentions a bunch of writers from Interzone: Eugie Foster, Gareth L. Powell, Mercurio D. Rivera and me–along with Paolo Bacigalupi, Ted Chiang, Ian McDonald, and Nnedi Okorafor.

That’s interesting (basically New Weird, but in SF 🙂 ). It does describe pretty well the SF I write, as well as the SF I enjoy; and I can think of a couple other writers who are dealing with it, like Sara Genge.

What do you think? Is that a new movement, or has it been there all along? Any other exciting things happening in SF on a large scale?


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