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Introduction to SFF – 7 – Grandmasters

Who are your Grandmasters of Science Fiction?

Introduction to SFF – 6 – Discovery

One of the joys of reading magazines, as opposed to books, is the thrill of discovery.

Low Intensity – 4 – M. K. Wren

I strongly urge you to check out the Phoenix Legacy trilogy. It's a terrific series (also available as ebooks). Even if you don't like romance, but like real, human characters in a speculative setting - you'll like The Phoenix Legacy.

Introduction to SFF – 5 – Return to the Pulps

Of course, one of the great things about magazines, as with anthologies, is exactly the unexpected, the little surprises, the unknowns whose work thrills you

Introduction to SFF – 4- Slick

After I was introduced to pulp magazines in the 70s and read Isaac Asimov's stories of his encounters with John Campbell back in the...
The Wheel of the Winds, by M. J. Engh

low intensity – 3 – M. J. Engh

M.J. Engh can hardly be said to have sailed under the radar. She received the SFWA's Author Emeritus award in 2009, and her 1976...

Introduction to SFF – 3 – Dark they Were, and Golden...

I'd been introduced to the idea of owning my own books pretty young, but as a child in Vienna, I didn't have much money...
Katie Waitman - The Merro Tree

Low Intensity – 2 – Katie Waitman

Katie Waitman was the Del Rey Discovery of the Year for 1997 with her novel The Merro Tree. Del Rey stopped the series soon...

Introduction to SFF – 2 – Pulp

I learned a lot about pulp magazines from the early Asimov. To be precise, from The Early Asimov. I'd encountered a few samples of...

Low Intensity – 1 – Jim Aikin

This will be an occasional series about good writers who either haven't produced very much book-length speculative fiction, or are, in my opinion, under-appreciated. Jim...

Introduction to SFF – 1 – The Mysterious Ms X

In the 1970s, we lived in Vienna for five wonderful years. I loved it, but all my experiences fall into one mental time frame,...