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REVIEW: JULY/AUGUST MAGAZINE OF FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION (F&SF)

Steve reviews the current F&SF. It's still a great magazine! Get it now while it's still on the stands!

Boom & Bust: Lester Del Rey’s 12 Year Cycle

Taking a look at Lester Del Rey's theory of a 12 year boom and bust cycle for science fiction, 36 years on.

IF MAGAZINE (“Worlds of Science Fiction”) ISSUE #1 (1952) AND SOME...

Steve takes a look back at 1952, and the first issue of "IF Worlds of Science Fiction"--plus a word of advice for newer writers from Chuck Wendig (link) and some personal news.

MAGAZINE REVIEW: F&SF FOR JAN/FEB 2016  

The January/February issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (F&SF) is under review by Steve, who likes it a lot, even though a couple of the stories kind of depressed him. You will probably like it too!

MY PERSONAL TIME MACHINE: AMAZING STORIES’ FIRST YEAR (part 2)

Continuing his series on the first year of Amazing Stories, Steve sees what "scientifiction" was trying to become: US!

Review – Eifelheim, by Michael Flynn

Eifelheim fashions a meeting-place between two alien worldviews, medieval Christian theology and cutting edge physics, without doing disservice to either. Nominated for the Hugo Award in 1987.

Scide Splitters: In Space No One Can Hear You Laugh by...

Scide Splitters reviews a story collection by one of science fiction and fantasy’s most prolific authors of short form humorous fiction.

Scide Splitters: The Technicolor Time Machine by Harry Harrison

Scide Splitters reviews Harry Harrison’s tale of Hollywood behaving badly with a time machine.

BOOK REVIEW: The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction Vol....

Does Macy's tell Gimbels? This week a review of the upcoming "Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction Vol. 2"

ROBERT A. HEINLEIN’S JUVENILES: Are they still good? (Part One)

I seem to be unable to do single columns about stuff I’m passionate about. Heinlein is no exception. Robert A. Heinlein, who was characterized...

Movie Review: Rewind This! Documentary + Photo Gallery

A review of the video tape industry documentary, Rewind This!

Happy Holidays From Amazing Stories

Our holiday present to our viewers - the holidays as depicted on various pulp magazine covers.

Book Review: Lights in the Deep by Brad R. Torgersen

Review of Brad R. Torgersen's Lights in the Deep.

The Geek Test: What’s Your Score?

I believe people of all types should be able to join in geek events and have fun whether they're sufficiently geek credentialed or not, but I wondered how one might one go about quantitatively evaluating "geekiness"

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...

Great Science Fiction Artists – John Schoenherr

When I was young I purchased most books and magazines in the science fiction field based on their covers. Nowadays that still applies, though...

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,...

The Art of the IAAA: David A. Hardy – The King...

Today we begin a new bi-weekly feature that introduces the art and history of the members of the International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA),...

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

Where Do I Look?: How to find short fiction markets Welcome back. This is the eighth in my (mostly) weekly series of posts on how...

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

Where to First?: How to choose short fiction markets Welcome back. This is the seventh in my weekly (more or less) series of posts on...

Inspiration and Writing, or: OMG It’s Full of Light Bulbs!

Where does fresh-squeezed idea juice come from? Read on, and see what helps produce it.

The Clubhouse Revenant

Hello, I'm Leah Zeldes and I'm a fan. I have been a fan since 1973, not long after I discovered the concept of fandom in...