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Articles by John H. Stevens

Roaming the Borderlands of Fantasy

Not long ago there was an acrimonious discussion online of what constituted “being a fan” of Science Fiction that focused in great measure on what one did or did [...]

April 10, 2014 // 2 Comments

The Fettered Imagination of Fantastika

“If there is one single message we should take from science fiction, it is that the imagination has an unspeakably important role to play in solving the problems of our [...]

November 14, 2013 // 3 Comments

Why I Needed Weirdness

“Fiction helps me to reconnect with the true, deep weirdness inherent in everyday reality, in our dealings with one another, in just being alive.” – Karen [...]

October 31, 2013 // 3 Comments

The SFnal Comforts of Being an Apocalypst

“Wild, dark times are rumbling toward us, and the prophet who wishes to write a new apocalypse will have to invent entirely new beasts, and beasts so terrible that the [...]

July 25, 2013 // 2 Comments

The Book is a Fantastical Thing

I’ve been reading a lot about reading recently, and it struck me the other day that a lot of the scientific research on the topic (at least, what I have read so far) [...]

June 13, 2013 // 2 Comments

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