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Canary Fever is a collection of reviews about the most significant literatures of the twenty-first century: science fiction, fantasy and horror: the literatures Clute argues should be recognized as the central modes of fantastika in our times. The title refers to the canary in the coal mine, who whiffs gas and dies to save miners; reviewers of fantastika can find themselve ...more
Paperback, 440 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by Beccon Publications
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A collection of erudite book reviews primarily from the years 2003 through 2008. It is a chronicle of books published during those five years, some well known and some already forgotten. A final section delves lovingly into the life of Thomas M. Disch. An insightful look at the recent history of SF.
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My copy of this ebook was made available as part of the 2010 Hugo Voter's Packet as a part of my membership to the 2010 WorldCon.
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John Frederick Clute (1940- ) is a Canadian born author and critic who has lived in Britain since 1969. He has been described as "an integral part of science fiction's history."

Clute's articles on speculative fiction have appeared in various publications since the 1970s. He is a co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (with Peter Nicholls) and of The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (with John Gra
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