science fiction

Goonhammer Reads Science Fiction: Reagan’s Roughnecks

Welcome to the end of history. The Wall is crumbling and will soon fall. Capitalism, so long merely one of the world's competing economic systems is on the verge of absolute, final, conclusive "victory", at least in the minds...

Goonhammer Reads Scifi: Itopia? Utopia!

Utopian fiction is rarer than its darker mirror, but serves more or less the same purpose. Where Dystopia asks us to reflect on the steps between now and when, and how we may avoid or survive whatever the author...

Goonhammer Reads Science Fiction: Beyond Thunderdome

I might have ended last time on a down beat note, but with the world thoroughly left in tatters after Alien, Drug, and Climate breakdown apocalypses, we have finally broken through into the much more fun and light-filled world...

Goonhammer Reads Science Fiction: World-Enders

I don't know about you lot, but occasionally I like to read that the world could, infact, get worse. There's a certain comfort in hard times you can get by reading the world not just slightly, but impossibly, apocalyptically...

Goonhammer Reads Science Fiction (And Fantasy): Contemporary Lesbian Fiction

  Hello there! Marcy here, and this month, Goonhammer Reads will be tackling a subgenre that may not be overly familiar to many of you: contemporary lesbian fantasy and scifi fiction. Now, I know what you’re thinking–that maybe sounds totally...

Goonhammer Reads Science Fiction: Far out

We've been to the past, we've dived into translations, we've looked square in the eye of feminist Science Fiction and learnt a lot from the experience, and now we've reached a high water mark - the decade that produced some of the greatest Science Fiction works of all time. This week with Kurt Vonnegut, Carol Emshwiller, Harlan Ellison, Roger Zelazny and Mike Brooks!

Goonhammer Reads Science Fiction: Women! are! People!

Welcome back! This month we're taking a full on dive into Science Fiction written by Women, because while it won't shock any of the no doubt wise and worldly readers of goonhammer dot com, there are plenty of people...

Goonhammer Reads Science Fiction: Back to the 50s Future

If there's something that far too many people in the western world loved in the late 20th century, it's the 1950s. The 1950s exert a real and pressing pull on the cultural world we live in and "Ok Boomer"...

Goonhammer reads Science Fiction: Irradiated Pulp

We're back! The weather outside is pretty terrible, we're ruled over by genetically engineered brains in bomb-proof bunkers, our new amphibian allies are not so friendly and our best friend is a lobotomised drone living in a glass house....

Witchbringer: The Goonhammer Review

The Astra Militarum novels are the Black Library's proving ground, where writers new to the Black Library get their first shot at a full length novel. There's been dozens of novels in the Astra Militarum series going all the...