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The Ten Best (Worst) Genre Films You Love To Hate, Or...

Television's switch to color has all but eliminated our ability to enjoy (not snark at) B film fare. Take a trip back and see what you've been missing.

Eager to Celebrate SF: The Zoryany Shlyah SF Club of Kiev...

Ukraine is much on our minds lately. R. G. Cameron reminds us that there are fans living in that country, people no different than ourselves other than their geographic location.

Our Ukrainian Buddies: The Zoryany Shlyah SF Club of Kiev

Mr. Cameron introduces us to Ukrainian science fiction fandom, from its former life under Russian rule to its future life...under Russian rule?

The Golden Amazon (Part 2), Heroine of the Parasite Planet, Her...

R. Graeme Cameron's saga chronicling the exploits of Violet Ray continue and we learn of an Australian angle....

The Golden Amazon, a Pulp Fiction Heroine Who Made Doc Savage...

An unusual Science Fiction heroine found in an unusual place - the weekend supplement of a daily newspaper.

Want to Become a BNF? (Big Name Fan?) Here’s One Long...

R. Graeme Cameron instructs us in the fine art of becoming a BNF - or nearly so. (It might be advisable to strive for Filthy Pro status instead....)

Dare We Laugh at Fandom? No? Can We Laugh at Science...

Dare we laugh at fandom or science fiction? Perhaps we should start thinking a bit more about laughing WITH it.

Which is the Better Form of Film Criticism, the Academic Approach...

Robot Monster considered as a helix of semi-precious stones (our Amazing apologies to Chip)

Trekdom and the Quest for the Final Frontier of Ultimate Fandom....

Are Trekkies ('ers) real science fiction fans or something else? R. Graeme Cameron takes us on a tour of the first ever Trek fanzine.

When is a Convention Not a Convention? When It Is your...

R. Graeme Cameron suggests that the best way to attend a science fiction convention is to not treat it like a yard sale.

Ed Wood’s Paper Hubcap Space Fleet, or: The Truth Behind the...

R. G. Cameron turns in a stunning forensic history report challenging what we all thought we knew about Plan Nine From Outer Space

How Do You Ride a Gray Planet? Ask Rip Foster! Or,...

The Whitman publishing company published a lot of science fiction in the late 50s and early 60s - SF that inspired many who would go on to become fans of the genre. Today we learn about one such tale with the adventures of Rip Foster.

What Did the Ancient Romans Do When They Weren’t Killing People?...

The Romans read science fiction! and R. G. Cameron proves it!

How Lame is Kubrick & Clarke’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Today?...

Graeme shares the experience of watching 2001 A Space Odyssey during its original release and ruminates on the films impact then and today.

19th Century Reality Television, or: The 1835 Moon Hoax

Mr. Cameron examines and discusses the FIRST Moon Hoax (the one that faked a populated world, as opposed to the later one that proposed a depopulated, unvisited world) and makes comparisons between journalism in the 1800s and reality television of today.

Mr. Spock the Wonder Dog, or: How Silly Can A Science...

After reading this expose on Star Trek's Mr. Spock, you will no longer have to wonder why so many people devote themselves to illustrating 'Spock taking a shower', nor will you wonder why there is so much Mr. Spock fanfic.

The Amazing Thing About Amazing is How Amazing It Was, or:...

R. Graeme Cameron visits the past, accompanied by a science fiction's Number 1 Fan.

How to Redact and Re-integrate Your Redundant Reliquary of Recollections, or:...

Mr. Cameron invites us to join him on the floor as he sorts the contents of a 1960s scrapbook

The Curse of Fandom, or: Three Stages of Addiction: Fan, Faan,...

Learn to recognize the signs of your addiction!

Our Friends Edible Nitrogen and Radioactive Decay, or: The Science of...

Fans have been known to do strange things - including the consumption of frozen isotopes.

Whatever Happened To Egoboo?

There is no mention of egoboo in the first Fancyclopedia, written by Jack Speer, published in 1944.

“Don’t Worry Grandma! I Don’t Read Comic Books, Just the Classics!”…...

The combination of visual simplicity and effective story telling awakened my sense of wonder and exposed me to new ideas which widened my understanding of life and reality.

Why Writing Science fiction is so Easy, or: How NOT to...

This is the silliest, lamest, most self-indulgent column you will ever read in Amazing Stories Magazine.

How Not To Host A Website -or- The Further Adventures Of...

As late as twenty years ago a fanzine panel at a VCON would draw thirty to forty fen, all curious, many enthusiastic, all appreciative of any sprightly and hilarious tales to be told springing from fanac lore, tradition, and experience. But now… I stopped participating in convention panels promoting fanzine fandom when the four panelists on the panel outnumbered the audience four-to-one…

On Second-Childhood Nostalgia, or: How To Avoid Being A Mature SF...

I love the old stuff. It’s been a real pleasure reading my way through the Ace Double. Each and every story positively reeks of the sense of wonder that made SF so attractive to me in the first place.

HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN FAN AWARDS, OR: THE FANNISH ART...

The History of the Canadian Faned Awards

How Not To Be A Cosmic Clod or: The Cosmic Circle...

Claude Degler is to American fandom what Jack Bowie-Reid is to Canadian Fandom, a singularly powerful organizer and motivational leader, whose innovative practices continue to inspire us even now.

WHY FREDERIK POHL THOUGHT I WAS A LUNATIC OR: HOW NOT...

Frenetic Fannish Falderol from the pages of Entropy Blue. Due obeisance is paid to Ghu.

HOW NOT TO EDIT A PROGRAM BOOK: OR THE ADVENTURES OF...

Want to make sure your contributions arrive on time? Threaten them. Tell them you’ll make up stuff and place their name prominently at the head of the gibberish you’ve concocted. Articles will pour in.
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