Essays

“Christopher Brown is emerging as a Ballardian John McPhee.” — Mark Dery

 

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“The Summer of Living Dangerously”—Sirens of Suspense, July 17, 2017

 

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“The Persistence of American Folklore in Fantastic Literature”—Tor.com, July 13, 2017

 

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“The Big Idea” Behind Tropic of Kansas—Scalzi’s Whatever, July 13, 2017

 

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“Dystopia is Realism”—LitHub, July 10, 2017

 

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“Earth Day in the Edgelands”—Medium, April 22, 2017

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You’re Fired—Democracy, Dystopia and the Cult of the CEO
NewCo Shift
March 15, 2016

 

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“Rule of Capture”
Reckoning 1
December 2016

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“Winter in the Feral City”
Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet
#33, July 2015

 

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Borrowed Palantirs
Review 90: Literature and Arts of the Americas
Latin America and the Technological Imaginary in the Digital Age
May 2015

 

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Global Ear—Austin
The Wire
November 2015

 

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Science Fiction in the Edgelands
New York Review of Science Fiction
April 2012

“Mexico and the Atemporal Future”
Revista Digital Universitaria UNAM

February 2011

“Book Notes: Three Messages and a Warning”
Largehearted Boy
December 2011

“SF for MFAs”
Necessary Fiction

September 2011

Some Monster Manuals for the Evasion of Capitalist Networks
New York Review of Science Fiction
April 2011

“Revolution, Utopia and Science Fiction”
Castálida, 2009

Feeling Very Estranged: Science Fiction in the Aftermath of the Twentieth Century
Mundos Paralelos, 25th Annual Festival de Mexico en el Centro Historico
March 2009
New York Review of Science Fiction
November 2009

“Science Fiction in the Year Zero”
The Wiscon Chronicles, Volume Two
Aqueduct Press May, 2008

“Child of the Diaspora: Sterling on Ballard”
Ballardian
October 7, 2005

“Mixmaster of the Cranial Museum: Paul di Filippo’s Serious Whimsy”
Nova Express
Summer 2002

The Crime Studio, by Steve Aylett (review)
Nova Express
Summer 2002

“Catastrophically Cozy: J.G. Ballard’s Super-Cannes”
RevolutionSF, 2001