Science fiction has always been my main literary love, although given the current state of the field, it’s not my primary reading material. One thing I’ve noticed is that there is a lack of institutional memory in the field. Many of the classic works and/or authors are either forgotten or openly disparaged. Usually by politically correct types who can’t (or won’t) consider the work/author in context of culture and period.
While I support the growth and evolution of the field, I truly enjoy much of the older stuff. It’s what I grew up reading. And there’s a lot I never got to, although that wasn’t for lack of trying.
So I decided when I created this blog to call it Futures Past and Present because I wanted to focus on core genre science fiction of quality, whether it was published eighty years ago or eighty seconds ago. That’s what you’ll find here. An emphasis on written science fiction, mostly in the form of reviews. I’ll also look at films from time to time, as well as post opinion pieces and news items.