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What exactly is fanfiction?
How are women "destroying" science fiction?
Why are we Sansa Stark?
Why is Nick Fury the Tyranny of Evil Men?

The Internet has the answers. Speculative Fiction 2014 collects over fifty of the best reviews, essays and media commentary from all facets of SFF. From insightful deconstruction of major blockbuster films, to considered arguments for di
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Paperback, 350 pages
Published May 5th 2015 by Book Smugglers Publishing
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TheBookSmugglers
This is totally amazeballs. Proud to be publishing this amazing collection of the creme-de-la-creme of online SFF conversations.
Renay
Hello, book I helped make! :D
Melina
Jun 13, 2015 rated it it was ok
Recently I’ve spent a lot more time reading anthologies of one type of another. When you read enough of these, you develop a real admiration for good editing in them, the way an editor has selected works, fitted them to the work, moved them around until they’re in the right place and created a cohesive feel to a work made up of many very individual pieces. Good editing highlights the absolute best works, while allowing every work to shine. Good editing also removes that which does not belong.

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Megan Leigh
May 18, 2015 rated it liked it
This review originally appeared on Pop Verse.

This collection of critical writing on SF taps into the SF community and the debates happening around what we all love best: speculative fiction. This doesn’t just mean SF writing (though this is where the bulk of the essays are focused), but also covers films, TV, and comics. As a whole, the collection provides a neat insight into the previous year’s SF works, controversies, and media, though at times it gets bogged down in certain issues while prese
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Timo
Apr 08, 2016 rated it liked it
A collection of essays on science fiction which were published last year somewhere on Internet. The subject matters are very varied and include option pieces, critical evaluations and more ordinary reviews. Some were pretty interesting eq. "A Guide to Fanfiction" and N. K Jemisin’s Guest of Honor speech from Wiscon. Some were less interesting like a pages and pages long analysis of Captain America – The Winter Soldier. It was an OK movie, but I not so much into the Marvel universe that I would h ...more
Tyrannosaurus regina
I read most of this book when it came out, then decided I wasn't going to read the reviews section until I'd read as many of the books reviewed as I could get my hands on (I'd read about half already, and most of the rest were in my reading queue). While I was familiar with the conversations as a whole when it came to a lot of the prime topics of 2014, there was a lot in this compilation that I hadn't read yet and I'm grateful to it for broadening my perspective.
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