As a follow-up to last week’s column, Steve reviews Star Science Fiction Stories #3. It’s got some good ‘fifties SF in it, although it’s not overall as strong as the previous one.
Remembrance/Veterans’ Day! Today Steve remembers a trip to the hometown of the Dean of SF Writers, Robert Anson Heinlein, himself a veteran of the US Navy (both Steve and RAH). It was an interesting pilgrimage.
Gary offers up his own (well-informed) listicle of influential Science Fiction
An examination of AI as presented in 2001: A Space Odyssey
Our most popular posts this week!
A bilingual anthology, new releases and the latest issues of Fantastico magazine, Fantastic without Borders and an index of articles from LDP magazine
A critique of 2001 on its 50th anniversary
This week is movie week—a fantasy over a century old, and a brand new science fiction. Both are very good for their time, Steve thinks—see what you think!
Trending this week, alternate Israels, a guest editorial on diversity, movie villains, new romantic releases, a review of Benford, more
Amazing Stories closes out its first year of publication with excerpts from novels by H. G. Wells and Garrett O. Serviss, and much, much more.
The launch of Sergi Álvarez’ satirical novel The Silencer and a description of the latest issue of “Science Fiction Studies” focused on Spanish SF.
Sunjammer by Arthur C. Clarke is just one of seven stories editor Terry Carr selected for The Infinite Arena anthology, a cohesive mixture of sports and classic science fiction many fans will enjoy.
A review of some of the articles that appeared in Amazing Stories that appeared in September that may be of interest to Spanish speaking readers.
Want to hear an audio version of a short speculative fiction story about religion? Sam McDonald has chosen some good ones for you to consider from a wide variety of religious perspectives.
Moonwalk by H. B. Fyfe is science fiction’s short story equivalent of Hemingway’s classic The Old Man and the Sea, minus all of the fanfare and accolades.
Is that a Fuzzy Bolo hanging from your rear view mirror, or are you just a fan of Piper and Laumer?
Security Check by Arthur C. Clarke is a compelling short story classic from one of the masters and a charming example of what archetypal science fiction looks like.
While influencing his own works of literature as well as that of other writers, Encounter at Dawn by Arthur C. Clarke stirred many questions about the past and future of humanity.
The Reluctant Orchid by Arthur C. Clarke is one of those distinct literary gems that proves good writing can be just as influential as it is inspirational.
Tanya tells it like it is – in spanish!
In advance of the SyFy mini-series of Arthur C. Clarke’s classic “Childhood’s End,” Steve reviews the actual book and finds it worth a read!
Tanya rounds up October for us
Readers get to decide for themselves who The Forgotten Enemy really is in this Arthur C. Clarke short story about global disaster and the consequences it has on the survivability of man.
Though pivotal to the plot, the science in Arthur C. Clarke’s Robin Hood, F.R.S. is noticeably dated (nearly sixty years), leaving the reader with questions and doubt rather than the anticipated wonder.
The short story Hide and Seek by Arthur C. Clarke takes two distinctly different stories and blends them together in a cohesive journey that readers can enjoy simultaneously.
Be it film, radio, or just reading the short story, Arthur C. Clarke’s All the Time in the World is a must for every member of fandom to experience.
Two new reviews by Steve: the new Michael Moorcock book and The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Are they worth it? You bet they are!
There is no mention of egoboo in the first Fancyclopedia, written by Jack Speer, published in 1944.
How long after is too long? Returning to a great original is fraught with difficulties at any time, but the more time goes by, the more the problems compound.
Imaginings Volume: 6 – Feast and Famine is a collection of ten short stories by the British writer Adrian Tchaikovsky, best known for the nine-volume (and counting) fantasy series, Shadows of the Apt, published by Tor.