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Andre Norton’s Influence

A top flight science fiction romance author pays tribute to Andre Morton.

A SAD FAREWELL and SEPT/OCT F&SF REVIEW

This week Steve says a painful farewell to a special fan, and reviews the current (Sept./Oct.) issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Please take a look!

MAGAZINE REVIEW: The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Mar./Apr. 2018

This week, Steve jumps headlong into a review of the current (Mar/April 2018) Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction! Can it really be that good after all these years? You betcha!

Two New Anthologies Offer Total of 25 Science Fiction Romance Stories

Two new anthologies promise lots of great science fiction romance fun.

Inviting the Next Generation of Readers to Explore Science Fiction

Veronica interviews Corie Weaver, editor of the Young Explorers’ Adventure Guide series of books, then asks some science fiction romance writers what the first science fiction books they read were.

New Science Fiction Romance Report for April

Empaths, wormholes and authors abandoning, for the moment, series to try their hand at something new await you in this week's science fiction romance releases.

WELCOME TO 2017, and 2016’s LIST OF COLUMNS

As he has done for the past several years, Steve looks back (without anger) at the previous year's columns, and hopes you found reading them worthwhile. And now: To Infinity—And Beyond! as someone once said!

RETRO REVIEW: ANDRE NORTON (1 of several)  

A lot of old ('50s and early '60s) SF was written by women under masculine or masculine-sounding names. One of the best was Andre Norton. Join Steve in a look at this terrific action/adventure SF like they "just don't write anymore!"

Sports and Games in Science Fiction Romance

Several science fiction and fantasy romance authors talk about the role of fictional sports and games in their novels.

BOOK REVIEW: STAR GUARD BY ANDRE NORTON and other stuff

This week Steve's all over the map. He reviews an old YA by Andre Norton, talks about cover artists (including Ed Emshwiller) and answers a comment from a reader. Oh, and he throws in a little egoboo for himself.

Judging Books by Their Covers: Star Guard

Can you judge a book by multiple covers?

Ken Barr: 1933 – 2016

Ken Barr, cover and comic artist: 1933 - 2016

LASER BOOKS: Science Fiction from Harlequin Books?!

Laser books was a flash-in-the-pan series of SF books put out by romance publisher Harlequin, and edited by the late Roger Elwood. Steve takes a quick look at the series, hoping to pique your interest. Steve also offers a book Giveaway!

WHA…? JOHNNY CASH and SF? I FELL INTO A BURNING RING...

Steve gets all excited over a shared-universe anthology series. And tells you where to get FREE SF!

The Grand Masters’ Reading List

It would be tough to go wrong with this list of recommended Holiday reads by the Grand Masters of Science Fiction

ABSOLUTE ZERO: Cool Websites, Very Cool: Baen Free LIbrary

Free fiction! No political strings attached!

The Ultimate Science Fiction Reading List Part 5

Somehow our first taste of fiction always seems to hold a special place in our minds and hearts even after we’ve read hundreds of new stories. Another installment of the ultimate science fiction reading list from some of our favorite authors and editors.

PAPERBACKS: ACE Doubles, “D-Series,” the “Good Old Stuff”

Ahh nostalgia. For a book series? Certainly, so long as its the tete-beche wonder of the Ace Double. Two books in one! Steve waxes eloquent on a reading experience that is sadly largely forgotten.

An Interview with Jo Graham

Lesley Smith interviews Jo Graham, the author of numerous books from Stargate tie-in novels to her own Numinous World series.

Sword & Planet

Discussions of what is and what is not Sword & Sorcery can be a thorny proposition. On the one hand S&S is largely no...

Finding Women in Science Fiction

Where are all of the women writers in Science Fiction? Some are among us and we don’t even know it.
The Princess Bride: Is this a Kissing Book?

Crossroads: Is this a Kissing Book? SFF’s Relationship with Romance

Whenever I think of speculative fiction's relationship to romance, I am always reminded of that scene in The Princess Bride where Fred Savage's character...

No. 7 Andre Norton, Telepaths, Telempathic Animals, and The Entrepreneurial Spacer.

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