After posting the other week about the Sue Perkins fronted Culture Show on UK fiction, a second story emerged that would be remis not to mention.
Following the airing of the Culture Show SF author Stephen Hunt posted an angry retort after the programme failed to include any mention of science fiction, fantasy or horror (despite the fact that these genres account for around 20%/30% of the fiction market). The Guardian covers the incident here.
But coverage of science fiction isn’t completely moribund. The latest issue of film magazine Little White Lies details the current high ridding of British authored/directed science fiction in the cinema, and at the same time looks at John Windham, Nigel Kneale and Val Guest. If you like film, even slightly, then LWL is worth a subscription – it knocks Empire and Total Film in to a cocked hat.