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Last Flight of the Muses, or: Fates on a Rampage?

Don't search too hard for a blog post subject, you might end up writing a novel instead!

I Must be Zeus! My Forehead is Giving Birth!

Giving birth from your forehead may be painful - especially if it involves stepping on toes.

Ice Worms, Snow Monkeys, and Ice Rats. Oh My! Or: a...

Fannish Hoaxes are a fine tradition, one that Canadian fandom has raised to a high(?) art.

Mad Flight of a Manic Phoenix, or: Philip K. Dick in...

Philip K. Dick goes to Vancouver and makes quite the,,,'impression'....

Son of Blast from the Past, or: One Elderly Brit Zine...

A trip to the fanzine archives...this time across the Big Pond.

It Happened Here or Why Alternate History Can Be Terrifying

There is nothing inevitable about the real world as we experience it. A simple decision by a single individual can send history hurtling down a whole new path.

Blast from the Past, or: Two Forgotten Aussie Zines.

Going Down Under - fanzine style!

Horror Film or Terror Film. Which is it? Karloff and Clarens...

Boris Karloff made 'terror' films. Not horror films.

The Beast of Badger Books, or: the Prolific Profligacy of R....

Lionel Fanthorpe, the man who sold 170 books to a publisher and it only took him eight to twelve hours to write each one?

The Ecstasy of Being a Fanzine Archivist, or: The Joy of...

(Cue Steppenwolf): Born to be (a fanzine archivist!)

How Not to be an Elitist Snob, or: The Joy of...

The Joy of Pansfnalistic Theocrasy and Burroughs covers!

Ed Wood Jr.’s Legacy of Advice to Budding Starlets Who Love...

Haven’t you ever wondered what Ed Wood himself thought of his career, ever wondered what advice, based on somewhat realizing his lifelong dream, based on the sum total of his experience, he would have given to filmmakers starting out as he once did?

Everybody Loves A Diagram, or: The Tucker Hotel – A Classic...

Amazing Stories PSA: You can still mail bricks or straw to Bob Tucker - both rumor of his death were apparently hoaxes....

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.