Online Communities: More Harm Than Good?

There is one great joy that all fans of science fiction should get to experience at least once, and that is meeting someone with the same taste in genre as you. But science fiction is, no matter what the success of certain blockbuster films may have lead you to expect, quite a small niche. It’sContinue reading “Online Communities: More Harm Than Good?”

HARD SF: Science Fiction For Your Inner Nerd

What Is Hard Science Fiction? You can’t have science fiction without science. It’s right there in the name, and even the loosest, goosiest approach to the genre still has some science in it. Star Wars might be full of space wizards, but it also has robots. Even the much maligned (by me) science fantasy, retainsContinue reading “HARD SF: Science Fiction For Your Inner Nerd”

GRIMDARK: What Is It, And Who Does It Belong To?

Ask the average person on the street ‘What is Grimdark?’ and you’re likely to get a blank stare. Why? Because genre labels rarely escape the confines of their hardcore fanbase. Ask the same person the difference between Science Fantasy and Space Opera, and that blank stare will continue. Or they’ll awkwardly shuffle off. One ofContinue reading “GRIMDARK: What Is It, And Who Does It Belong To?”

EMPIRES OF SCIENCE FICTION: The Failed States of Warhammer 40,000

This article, in addition to being part of my 2022 WarhamMarch series, also serves as a teaser for a series of articles I’ll be writing later in the year. Keep an eye out for more EMPIRES OF SCIENNCE FICTION in the near future. Introduction Warhammer 40,000 is a tabletop wargame in which armies of aContinue reading “EMPIRES OF SCIENCE FICTION: The Failed States of Warhammer 40,000”

Warhammer 40,000 Is Every Genre, And That Is Why It Works

Genre is a funny thing. It’s essentially a way of breaking media down into different characters. It’s something I could spend hours talking about. But it also doesn’t really exist. The obsession with categorising everything we read feels like a very modern concern. After all, back in the day the pulp magazines published Horror, Fantasy,Continue reading “Warhammer 40,000 Is Every Genre, And That Is Why It Works”

TBR & BEYOND: March 2022

Dydd Gwyl Dewi hapus a croeso i At Boundary’s Edge. If you know, then you know. But for everyone else, here’s what my TBR and beyond are looking like for March 2022. TBR A lack of book buying in February means I’m well on track for March. I didn’t wholly stick to my plans lastContinue reading “TBR & BEYOND: March 2022”

What Should I Write About?

It’s a question that comes to me at least once a week. Not from any outside source, but from inside my own head. You see, this is a blog where I write about science fiction. Unless you’re totally new here (in which case, welcome) you probably knew that already. But science fiction covers a wholeContinue reading “What Should I Write About?”

TBR & BEYOND: February 2022

January has come and gone, and February has kicked in the door in traditionally blustery fashion. This means two things for me. One, it’s almost lambing season. Two, it’s time for anther TBR & Beyond. I’m going to have a lot of late nights this month, and I intend to squeeze in as many pagesContinue reading “TBR & BEYOND: February 2022”

MONTHLY ROUNDUP: January 2022

The new year got off to a great start. If not for the world at large, then at least for At Boundary’s Edge. Probably my most successful month of blogging to date, and with the promise of even more still to come. BOOK HAUL I tried to cut back on my book buying this month,Continue reading “MONTHLY ROUNDUP: January 2022”