Paul Di Filippo's "A science-fiction fantasy" (flash fiction, free): An alternate history of science fiction & its development
Written in the form of a review of an imaginary book, "Making a Case for Morrisian Fiction: Why Heroic Epic Fantasy Is So Rare by Professor L McCafferty (University of Syrtis Major Press, 2011)".
OK read, if you enjoy familiar name calling in alternate history scenarios. E.g., "that beloved national institution, Lovecraft’s Yankee Ice Cream Company,
was founded by" H P Lovecraft!
Fact sheet.First published: Nature, #465 (24 June 2010).
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Related: Stories of Paul Di Filippo.