Technology is changing how you read and write everything — but short fiction is at the center of the technological vortex of change. At Worldcon, we attended a panel about the future of short fiction, and learned just how the world of short stories is changing.
It's the sort of pairing that makes no sense, until you think about it: Novelty-record god Doctor Demento and avant-rock pioneer Frank Zappa. Doctor Demento was a guest at the World Science Fiction Covention this past weekend, and he paid tribute to one of his great inspirations.
The 2011 Hugo Award winners were just announced, and it's a good year for time-travel stories, including Connie Willis' Blackout/All Clear and Doctor Who's fifth season finale. Plus it's an excellent night for Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine.