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Fruitless Recursion #3 now available

Fruitless Recursion - science fiction metacriticism ezineFruitless Recursion is a genre fiction metacriticism e-journal run by Jonathan “Blasphemous Geometries” McCalmont, and the man himself has just released its third issue into the wild and constricted tubes of the interwubs. Go read the introductory editorial, and then pick from the following:

Jonathan’s been on quite a Lovecraft mission, it seems – Joshi and the Penguin Classics editions of Lovecraft’s work get a passing mention in tomorrow’s Blasphemous Geometries column, too…

Fruitless Recursion #2 is live – critics criticising criticism

The latest issue of online sf criticism zine Fruitless Recursion – curated by Jonathan “Blasphemous Geometries” McCalmont, no less – is online and awaiting your eyeballs.

Fruitless Recursion - science fiction metacriticism ezine

You can read Jonathan’s editorial/introduction to start with, or you can dive right into the articles:

  • Paul Kincaid‘s review of Mike Ashley’s Gateways to Forever: The Story of Science Fiction Magazines from 1970 to 1980.
  • Alvaro Zinos-Amaro‘s review of Gabriel McKee’s The Gospel According to Science Fiction: From the Twilight Zone to the Final Frontier.
  • Niall Harrison‘s review of Michael Chabon’s Maps and Legends.
  • Jonathan McCalmont‘s review of Studies in Modern Horror, edited by NGChristakos.

Criticism of criticism… Fruitless Recursion is go!

Fruitless RecursionHere’s a heads-up for Futurismic regulars who don’t just like reading genre fiction, but who also like reading writing about genre fiction, and who would be interested in reading writing written about writing about genre fiction*…

Blasphemous Geometries columnist Jonathan McCalmont has just committed multiple counts of meta-criticism by posting the first full issue of Fruitless Recursion. Here’s the list of articles for you to get your teeth into:

  • Alvaro Zinos-Amaro’s review of Barry N. Malzberg’s Breakfast in the Ruins.
  • Martin Lewis’ review of Roz Kavenay’s From Alien to the Matrix.
  • Paul Kincaid’s review of David Hajdu’s The Ten Cent Plague.
  • Jonathan McCalmont’s field report on Paul Kincaid interviewing Christopher Priest.

Something for everyone, then. Aspiring meta-critics, take note – Fruitless Recursion is a paying market for critical works, so get writing!

[ * Try saying that quickly before the first coffee of the day has kicked in. ]