Annalee Newitz’s 'Autonomous': Cyberpunk from the Female Perspective

Column by Bart Bishop February 27, 2018
A look at Annalee Newitz’s 'Autonomous', a science-fiction novel from 2017 that is influenced by cyberpunk in its tackling of Big Pharma and gender fluidity.

Google Made Me Stupid. How Do I Learn to Read Again?

Column by Bart Bishop November 7, 2016
A look at the author's inability to focus on novels these days, and how Nicholas Carr's "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" predicted all this in 2008.

LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2014 (part 3)

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky December 22, 2014
Submitted for your approval (or derision): Members of the LitReactor staff offer up their favorite reads, old and new, of 2014.
Bookshots: 'The Peripheral' by William Gibson

Bookshots: 'The Peripheral' by William Gibson

Review by Max Booth III
As a favor for her brother, Flynne agrees to cover his shift beta testing a new virtual reality game. While deep in the game, Flynne witnesses something nobody expected her to see.

Punkpunk: A Compendium of Literary Punk Genres

Column by Daniel Hope February 17, 2014
A list of the types of science fiction punk genres, starting at cyberpunk and working our way to absurdity.

A 'Bot Bestiary: The Robotic Tradition In Science Fiction

Column by Jon Korn July 13, 2012
Science Fiction abounds with robots, androids, cyborgs, and mechs of every stripe. Jon Korn breaks down some of his favorites.

Gear Up! It's The Top Ten Technologies in Science Fiction

Column by Jon Korn May 25, 2012
From superintelligent spaceships to existential spray cans, Sci-Fi is all about the gear. Jon Korn geeks out over his favorites.

The Third Character: A (Very) Rough Guide to Settings

Column by Cath Murphy May 17, 2012
Choosing the right setting for your fiction can be as tricky as giving a turtle a haircut. Here's my Rough Guide to what I think of as the 'third character'.

Interdimensional Hit Parade: Sci-Fi Influenced Pop Music

Column by Jon Korn April 12, 2012
There are good songs, there are great songs, and then there are songs that reference Kurt Vonnegut. Jon Korn explores science fiction influenced music.
'Distrust That Particular Flavor' review

'Distrust That Particular Flavor' by William Gibson

Review by Keith Rawson January 4, 2012
William Gibson disseminates and delimitates pop culture in his first collection of nonfiction.