SPECIAL NOTE: Today marks what would be the 112th Birthday of Robert Anson Heinlein.
Amazing Stories Apr-May 1953, Vol 27, No 4, features the short story Project Nightmare, as well as an essay, by RAH. The illustration of the author appears with the text.
SPECIAL SELF-PROMOTIONAL SECTION
Paul Levinson is interviewed by the new Amazing Stories Podcast –
The Gernsback Machine – and calls it “flat out the best interview I’ve ever done.” Listen to the The Gernsback Machine here
SPECIAL ALTERNATE HISTORY SECTION
The Flinstones depicts a post-apocalyptic future
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George R.R. Martin says ““The Internet is toxic in a way that the old fanzine culture and fandoms — comics fans, science fiction fans in those days – was not,”
Republicans introduce Bills to curb protest
Women Choosing Not to Have Kids Because. Climate Change
White Supremacists and Nazis promote Mein Kampf with $14.88 price tag on major book retailer sites
Remember, you only LEASE ebooks; Microsoft deletions take place this month
Charlottesville scraps Thomas Jefferson day for Freedom and Liberation Day Celebration
Spider-Man is ok if Spider-Man is Gay
Trump Admin. Stops Gov. Scientists from talking about climate change
Special Feel Good Social News Section
Special Needs Drum Corps To Compete in World Championship
Gary Wolf, creator of Roger Rabbit, reveals some family history
Mount ToBeRead not tall enough? You might have missed these or these
Sandman Goes Netflix
Classic Works Get the Pulp Cover Treatment
You Never Banged A Gong Like This One
A Youtube Explication of Ellison’s I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream
Anyone else thinking ‘Starman Jones’?
Lynne Fahnestalk (illustrator for Amazing Stories and maker of cute robots) offers up a disturbing mashup
New Release: , by Joseph Zitt is as if in dreams – notes following Aliyah now available for order. Joe is a long time friend and fan. as if in dreams was built up from a series of daily Facebook posts and focuses on his move to Israel. ” Moving to Israel, an American Jew finds both an alternate reality and an eternal home… Vivid, precise, and often hilarious, these entrancing vignettes embody how what might seem like nothing special appears to a poet’s eye.” The writing is lyrical and reveals uncommon powers of observation. While not genre, this is an extraordinary bit of writing and well worth the reader’s time.
Because Harlan, we still love ya!
Gerrold’s The Man Who Folded Himself gets a bit unfolded in this Tor critique (BTW: new Gerrold story in the latest issue of Amazing Stories)
Trademarks for Fictioneers (Your humble publisher has some facility with this and is available for consult)
Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year 11 gets starred reviews
Mike Brotherton’s TED Talk –
The Synergies of Science and Science Fiction: “Science Fiction plays with the net up.” (Gasp! “Star Wars is not science fiction.”)
Jack Clemons, our somewhat captive steely-eyed missile man, spoke at the Delaware Public Archives about what it was like to land a man on the Moon
NY Review of Books takes a look at Lisa Yaszek’s anthology The Future is Female
A Unique Way to Graph Film Trilogies
The Greatest Sci Fi Writers of All Time? Ummm, some of them might take offense at being called a “sci fi writer”….
Samuel R. Delany talks about the Stonewall Riot
Special Industry Shout-Out Section
Convergence Convention doing Accessibility Right!
Fans for Accessible Conventions are looking for Sign Language Interpreters
On This Day in History – some fans attending the first World Science Fiction Convention witnessed something very special
Warm Winters Lead to GIANT Wasp Nests (and we mean horror-movie level Giant)
Global Warming is also cooking shellfish well before they reach the restaurant
Asteroid worth untold trillions of dollars could collapse world’s economy
Brain scans for babies. Determining when ‘consciousness’ occurs
Orion’s launch abort system successfully tested – hopefully to never be used again
Kim Stanley Robinson’s Moon Colony
Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory will try to open a portal to an alternate reality this summer
We Also Heard From
Author Douglas Smith who is offering his story
for member’s free read; also, a discount for all works to VIP members Going Down to Lucky Town