My publisher Dieter von Reeken just announced the publication of my new book Reductio ad absurdum – Acht Essays zur Short Science Fiction. It’s a collection of essay originally published between 1993 and 2012 and includes, apart from a preface by Horst Pukallus and a programmatic statement about the status and meaning of sf short fiction, extensive critical analyses of major science fiction short story writers, David I. Masson, Carter Scholz, Greg Egan, J.G. Ballard, Philip K. Dick, Theodore Sturgeon, and Lucius Shepard. Parts of the essays have been reworked and updated for the reprint. The book can be ordered here.