Sunday, February 06, 2011

The Rough Guide to Space Opera: Michael Swanwick - Blue Tyson

Michael Swanwick is a science fiction and fantasy author who has produced several novels, but is significantly more accomplished at the short form, of which he is one of the leading proponents. Along with a Barsoomian joke story Helium for his Periodic Table of Science Fiction, the only other story of interest is Ginungagap.

Gingugagap details the story of an experiment to send a young woman through a black hole to communicate with spider-like aliens on the other side.