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Physics for Amnesia: Horror Motifs in SF

“Physics for Amnesia: Horror Motifs in SF” a talk given Thursday 8 May 2008 for The Gresham College Symposium “Science Fiction as a Literary Genre” The remit I have been asked to address is broad, and I’m going to narrow it. I am going to eliminate from this discussion of “Horror Motifs in SF” any […]

Darkening Garden Review

Christian Sauve’s review of The Darkening Garden is online here.

Fantastika in the World Storm

FANTASTIKA IN THE WORLD STORM A TALK Centre for the Future presents Cultural Landscapes/Fiction Without Borders Amercan Center Prague, 20 September 2007 Here is what I’m going to do: I’m going to argue that story tellers and readers have seen our planet — ever since it first became visible around 1750 — primarily through the […]


“Seasons of Horror – John Clute Interviewed about Darkening Garden” Interview with Iain Emsley Yatterings (8 September 2007)

Locus Online Discussion

This discussion took place at the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, March 16-17, 2007 in Ft. Lauderdale. Link to Locus Website with excerpts of the conversation here. The full discussion is published in the May 2007 issue of Locus Magazine.

The Darkening Garden in UKSF Book News

The Darkenng Garden is examined on the UKSF Book News site. Link here.

Lost Interzone Column

This column below was delivered late to Interzone at the beginning of February 2007, but Andy Cox said he was going to put it online as part of the magazine’s promotion campaign. Problem for me is that I haven’t been able to find it in the echolalia of the aether, so I thought it might […]

The Darkening Garden Reviewed

At Strange Horizons. Link here.


I think I drafted the piece printed below in 1995 for Maura McHugh, who was (I think) editing the programme book for that year’s Octagon, which I attended with Anna Russell. But that’s all guesswork on my part, as I have no record of ever having seen or received a published version of this short […]

Conspiracy Theories

There’s recently been some renewed interest in the story of the 1987 World Science Fiction Convention in Brighton, during whose course the Church of Scientology was perceived — I think rightly — as trying to be seen as sponsor of the event, and by extension a central and morally appropriate sponsor of science fiction itself. […]