Hell Freezes Over

This year’s fiction issue of The New Yorker is…

The Science Fiction Issue: Fiction by Jennifer Egan, Sam Lipsyte, Jonathan Lethem, and Junot Díaz; Anthony Burgess on “A Clockwork Orange”; Colson Whitehead on B-movies; and additional essays by Ray Bradbury, Ursula K. Le Guin, China Miéville, Margaret Atwood, Karen Russell, and William Gibson. Plus: Philip Gourevitch on Syria; James Surowiecki on Greece; Laura Miller on aliens in fiction; Emily Nussbaum on “Doctor Who” and “Community”; John Lahr on “February House” and “The Common Pursuit”; Alex Ross on Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; Anthony Lane on “Moonrise Kingdom”; and more…

There’s even a clever video preview.

[Thanks to Moshe Feder for the story — and headline!]

5 thoughts on “Hell Freezes Over

  1. Curious that the concept of SF would be illustrated in such a comic-booky style, though… a subconscious message from the editors, perhaps?

  2. I think we’d better do our due diligence in Allentown before coming to any hasty conclusions.

    Besides, they might have been thinking of Roy Lichtenstein more than just comics.

  3. First time since 1947 that Ray Bradubury has appeared in the New Yorker with, ” I Will See You Never.” Which went on to be in the compilation of the Best American Short Stories of 1947. It was a short story about a Mexican who is being deported and is saying good-bye to his landlady.

  4. In fairness, the New Yorker can also boast of great articles by physicist Jeremy Bernstein on Stanley Kubrick and the making of 2001: A Space Odyssey — admittedly that was some time ago, but they were really fine articles.

    Still, maybe one of the highlights of this issue will be Anthony Lane resigning in protest.

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