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Arsène Wenger: Arsenal’s miracle worker who lost his touch but kept his values

Few modern managers have had as profound an impact on one club as Wenger, whose long reign ultimately will be remembered more for the glorious history than underwhelming end<p>La Fin. And so the credits finally roll. Like reaching the end of some heaving biopic, it may take a while for Arsène Wenger …

Soccer

11 Female Sci-Fi Authors You Need To Read

Female minds have been shaping science fiction since the dawn of the genre. In fact, you could argue that Mary Shelley’s <i>Frankenstein</i> is one of the …

'Altered Carbon' Showrunner Laeta Kalogridis Is Here To Prove That Female Voices In Sci-Fi Matter

In a genre often dominated by male voices — male authors, male directors, male producers, and male stars — one of the most ambitious science-fiction …

Sci-Fi Doesn't Have to Be Depressing: Welcome to Solarpunk

Imagine a scene, set in the future, where a child in Burning Man–style punk clothing is standing in front of a yurt powered by solar panels. There …

Science Fiction

Margaret Atwood: ‘I am not a prophet. Science fiction is really about now’

The TV adaptation of her dystopian classic The Handmaid’s Tale captured the political moment. Ahead of a new series, Atwood talks bestsellers, bonnets and the backlash against her views on #MeToo<p>“It was not my fault!” says Margaret Atwood of 2017. But it was certainly her year. Now, just a few …

Literature

Denis Villeneuve Says His 'Dune' Movie Will Be 'Star Wars for Adults'

“The ambition is to do the ‘Star Wars’ movie I never saw,” Villeneuve says<p>There’s been a lot of back and forth among the nerds over the past several …

Science Fiction

'Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier' Does What 'The Return' Didn't

<i>This article discusses several plot elements of the original</i> Twin Peaks <i>television series, the 2016 book</i> The Secret History of Twin Peaks<i>, as well as this summer's Showtime mini-series,</i> Twin Peaks: The Return.<p><i>Twin Peaks</i> — the show and the cultural phenomenon around it — began life as the co-creation …

TV

Is Europe's ghostliest train station about to rise again?

<b>It was one of the world's most opulent railway stations, sitting imposingly on the French-Spanish border - but then it fell into disrepair. Now, writes Chris Bockman, the building is showing new signs of life.</b><p>When they built the station at Canfranc, it was on a grand scale and with no expense …

Trains

Top Conservative Novels

Fiction Every Conservative Will Want to Read<p>By its very nature, the artistic community is a liberal force. At the same time, however, artistic works …

3 New Books That Recognize Forgotten Women in History

The problem with the history books is that they’re written by the people in charge. Full of factual information or not, in the end, they give the writer’s impression of what happened, particularly in the case of history that’s past living memory. What this means is that the important historical …

Books

In A Future Ruled By Big Pharma, A Robot Tentatively Explores Freedom — And Sex: 'Autonomous'

Amal El-Mohtar <i>is the Hugo Award-winning author of</i> The Honey Month <i>and the editor of</i>Goblin Fruit<i>, an online poetry magazine.</i><p>To open a book with an Arrogant Worms song and improve from there is no small feat.<p>In Annalee Newitz's <i>Autonomous</i>, the future is pharmaceutical, and everything from patents to …

Books

Book review: Beijing Smog - biting satire of corruption and repression in modern China | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

<b>Beijing Smog</b> <i><br>by Ian Williams</i><br>Matador<p>A biting satire of modern China, <i>Beijing Smog</i> takes just about every zeitgeisty theme imaginable, from fake news and …

Zimbabwe: Black Fantasy and Sci-Fi Novels That Will Take You Out of This World

Nnedi Okorafor's Book, Who Fears Death.<p>Writers from the Diaspora have consistently crafted some of the fantasy genre's most illuminating and …

Science Fiction

The Logistics of Throwing Mountains: N.K. Jemisin Discusses The Broken Earth Trilogy

<i>In 2015, N.K. Jemisin published</i> The Fifth Season<i>, and the world watched an already accomplished writer level up in a big way. The book—the beginning</i> …

Science Fiction

Videos: Watch Neill Blomkamp's New Oats Studio Sci-Fi Short Film Kapture: Fluke

Oats Studios has released a new short film titled <i>Kapture: Fluke</i>. It is another short film for Neill Blomkamp's experimental film project titled <i>Oats</i> …

Why Business Leaders Need to Read More Science Fiction

At the end of the 19th century, New York City stank. One hundred fifty thousand horses ferried people and goods through the streets of Manhattan, producing 45,000 tons — tons! — of manure a month. It piled up on streets and in vacant lots, and in 1898 urban planners convened from around the world …

Science Fiction

All the New Genre-Bending Books Coming Out in August

In this month’s genre-bending titles, you’ll find demons in the internet, ghosts in houses, prophecies in the north, and spellbooks in the woods. …

Books

Book Review: 'The Blinds' moves at brisk pace

"The Blinds" (Ecco/HarperCollins), by Adam Sternbergh<p>The prison system — and how to treat incarcerated criminals — has always been problematic, no matter the plan. Adam Sternbergh's imaginative "The Blinds" doesn't solve the problem but offers an unusual alternative: round up the most violent …

Books

How African speculative fiction gave birth to itself

Geoff Ryman -- the brilliant science fiction author who curated last year's 100 AFRICAN WRITERS OF SFF project, continues to publish and curate …

Creative Writing

3 things from the book '1984' that seem especially chilling today

Even the literary critic Irving Howe, a longtime supporter of Orwell, had thought it possible that <i>1984</i> would have "little more than 'historic interest" for future generations.<p>Yet instead of fading away, Orwell has enjoyed a new surge of global popularity. The passing of the historical context of …

Literature

Deprovincializing Philosophy

HISTORIANS OF PHILOSOPHY by and large seem content to make small additions or revisions in their field. By contrast, Peter Adamson’s <i>Philosophy in the</i> …

Western Philosophy

Orwell and Churchill: more alike than we think?

<b>Politically, they were poles apart – but each made a name for himself by voicing awkward truths. Keith Lowe reviews Orwell and Churchill by Thomas E Ricks</b><p>Recession, war, climate change, terror – in the past few years, the world’s crises have piled up alarmingly. For times like these, the Pulitzer …

The Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2017

Drawn from the 14,000+ titles in PW's Fall Announcements issue, we asked our reviews editors to pick the most notable books publishing in Fall 2017. …

Books

This is the Muslim tradition of sci-fi and speculative fiction

Think invisible men, time travel, flying machines, and journeys to other planets are the product of the European or "Western" imagination? Open <i>One</i> …

10 best books of July: the Monitor's picks

From the shores of Walden Pond to the steppes of Siberia, and from Jane Austen's parlor to the fields of an Amish farmer, here are the 10 July titles …

Man Booker prize 2017 longlist led by Arundhati Roy's return to fiction

Twenty years after Arundhati Roy won the Man Booker prize for her debut novel The God of Small Things, the Indian author has been longlisted for the £50,000 award for her second, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.<p>On a longlist thronged with literary titans, whose combined trophy cabinet would …

Books

Briefly Noted

“The Unwomanly Face of War,” “Hunger,” “Flesh and Bone and Water,” and “Little Sister.”<p><b>The Unwomanly Face of War</b><i>, by Svetlana Alexievich, translated from the Russian by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky (Random House)</i>. During the Second World War, a million women served in the Soviet Army. …

Books

How reading great writing teaches us – whether we realize it or not

The British writer Francis Spufford remarked in a recent essay that “A book is a great liberator from the tyranny of given circumstances.” Liberation …

A Neuroscientist Just Tricked 4 Dodgy Journals Into Accepting a Fake Paper on 'Midi-Chlorians'

Three of them even published it.<p>If we ever needed a timely reminder that in the world of academic publishing not all scientific journals are created …

Clinical Trials

10 Nonfiction Books That Take You To Faraway Lands

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p><b>My European Family: The First 54,000 Years</b> by Karin Bojs<p>“A book to consult before swabbing, full of insight into the uses and abuses of genetics.” A science journalist searches deep for roots and finds them in the deepest helixes of …

Books