Paranormal Romance Readership

Crossroads: Science Fiction Romance – A Niche Before Its Time?

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Last week, we talked about paranormal romance and the ways in which it uses longstanding cultural archetypes (vampires, werewolves, etc.) to explore power, sexuality,...

What the %&*# is Perry Rhodan?

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Perry Rhodan is a weekly German science fiction pulp magazine series that has run uninterrupted since 1961. That translates into over two thousand five hundred issues released so far not counting reprints, books and spinoffs. Lets let that sink in for a moment.

Frank Kelly Freas

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Science fiction is a literature of ideas. It is also a literature that tries to show us the future, although it is not often...

Why Science Fiction Poetry is Embarrassingly Bad

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I have been bothered for a long time by what passes for science fiction poetry, at least the kinds of “verse” (I use the...
Unforgiven

Crossroads: The Western Hero in Speculative Fiction

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Someone once said that every story starts with someone either coming to town, or leaving town. And there is no genre for which this...

Jodorowsky’s Dune

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Recently a documentary had its debut at the Cannes Film Festival called Jodorowsky's Dune. The documentary by filmmaker Frank Pavich, examines a very early...

Acerca de una antología de ciencia ficción finlandesa

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Northern lights: anthology of Finnish science fiction (Osuuskumma International, 2016), edited by Magdalena Hai and Anne Leinonen is an interesting and novel proposal to approach, in Spanish, Finnish science fiction and fantasy.

Star Wars Art: Because we haven’t heard enough about Star Wars...

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No. You haven't seen enough Star Wars yet

Spring 2019 SF Anime Preview

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Spring means another big helping of new anime heading our way, so let's run down the menu and see what looks good.

Steve Stiles A Retrospective

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Steve Stiles is a living double entendre:  not only does he draw icons of the field, he is an icon of the field. If brushing...

Novedades de Mayo en Hispanoamérica

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Author and genre news from Peru, Chile, Mexico and Argentina

Interview with Bruce Boston – Part 1

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Bruce Boston. Among speculative poets and those who read it, he’s a well-known name. But just in case YOU are not familiar with him,...

Interview: John DeNardo of SF Signal

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SF Signal is a phenomenon.  This past year at the Chicon 7 Worldcon, the website was nominated in two categories - Best Fanzine and...

Review: Octavia Gone by Jack McDevitt

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Octavia Gone by Jack McDevitt is a blueprint for mystery writers. Smart characters not only looking for answers, but growing from what they discover is satisfying, even if we might not like what they find.

Individualism, Atheism, and the Search for God in Cormac McCarthy’s The...

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The following essay originally appeared in issue number 111 of the quarterly journal Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, edited by Graham Sleight....

Meme Me Up, Scotty

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I recently got to thinking about all the little posts that people put on Facebook and what others reply. Now, I have quite a...

Me and My Sofa.

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Ah yes, me and my Sofa. I feel confident calling it my Sofa. With a capital S because the sofa I'm referring to, StarShipSofa,...

Science Fiction Books to Look For This Month – September 2019

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September promises a rich harvest of end-of-summer reading for science fiction fans. You can start off your month with Evan Currie's mil-sf-space opera, Archangel One and...

Science Fiction Books to Look for November 2019

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There's about four months worth of reading packed into this survey, so you all better get to reading!

Glen Orbik – 1963-2015

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The world of illustration lost a real treasure this past week when artist Glen Orbik lost his long battle with cancer on May 11th.

Review: Rarity from the Hollow

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Amusing at times, shocking at others, a touching and somehow wonderful SFF read.

Women Destroy* Hard SF Poetry!!! Round Up November 2015

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Oxymoron? If you think the title of this blog post is one, then read on, dear disillusioned reader! Be warned though, it's going to...

The Fatal Science Flaw of the Premise of Interstellar

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Interstellar my be visually stunning, but it does have a scientific fatal flaw

Earl Norem: 1924 – 2015

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Earl Norem was a gigantic talent and regularly and consistently produced work of the highest caliber

See Le Guin’s Left Hand of Darkness map here

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Like Stevenson, Tolkien and other creators of fantasy worlds, Ursula K. Le Guin was a cartographer as well as a writer Source: See Le Guin's...
Daniel Abraham

Interview with Bestselling Author Daniel Abraham (James S.A. Corey and M.L.N....

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Today we are joined by bestselling and award-winning author Daniel Abraham. Daniel publishes science fiction as one half of the two-headed giant, James S.A....

“El inventor de sueños”: la pregunta por el ethos

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Henry Bäx's The Inventor of Dreams is a science fiction book with sobering concerns.

World Underground

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Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that I recently signed myself up for a Horticulture Certificate with the Open Polytech, and...

Les small press de 2018

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French small presses pick up the slack in genre when the publishers fail to create imprints.

An Interview with Paul di Filippo, Early Steampunk Adopter

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Paul di Filippo is an author and reviewer living in Providence, RI. His first book, The Steampunk Trilogy, was one of the earliest uses...