Speculative Fiction : The Next Generation


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Article: Speculative Fiction: The Next Generation - John Joseph Adams

But is that all that’s responsible for this recent influx of new, young talent in the genre? Perhaps, perhaps not. Could it have something to do with the sheer amount of sophisticated SF that’s available to eager readers? Kirtley thinks so. "When Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein, the very concept was considered so shocking and grotesque that she was widely denounced," he says.

John Joseph Adams is the editor of the anthologies Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse (Night Shade Books, January 2008), Seeds of Change (Prime Books, Summer 2008), and The Living Dead (Night Shade Books, Fall 2008). He is also the assistant editor at The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.