The Hugos are upon us. RK gives you even more (and better reasons) to join up and vote!
Continuing the assemblage of the greatest SF novels of all time – objectively
It’s no secret that Clarke has tried his hand at wit before, but Trouble with the Natives hits every mark like a veteran comedian, making this short story an instant classic.
Super Under-Size Me!
The first candidate for the greatest SF novel of all time
Does Macy’s tell Gimbels? This week a review of the upcoming “Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction Vol. 2”
An Ape about the House by Arthur C. Clarke is less about the ape and more about the house. Primates have played an integral part in looking at the human condition over the years, but this story throws a wrench in the debate by simply focusing on the human factor.
An interview with the author of The Martian, Andy Weir.
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 as the “Dean of Science Fiction,” though he was not necessarily the oldest or the best writer of SF during his lifetime, began his writing career before he went back into […]
Back in the Good Old (or Bad, depends on your point of view) Days, fiction—especially SF—that was written for a teen audience was called “Juvenile” fiction; I don’t believe any disparagement was meant, or at least we juveniles (except for the “delinquents”) never took it as disparaging. Nowadays teens are called “Young Adults,” and fiction […]
Now there are classic science fiction stories, and then there are classic science fiction stories used by educators to introduce young impressionable readers and writers to the age old argument of science and religion. The Nine Billion Names of God by Arthur C. Clarke is THAT kind of story.
Gary Dalkin rounds up novels that feature cities at the end of time.
Arthur C. Clarke’s short story The Sentinel lost in a writing competion and could feasibly have never made it to publication. But over time, the story emerged as the inspiration for the cult classic 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Interview with Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Grand Master Michael Moorcock who helped shape the Science Fiction industry.
Steve takes us through the pages of the historic British comic mag, The Eagle.
Graeme shares the experience of watching 2001 A Space Odyssey during its original release and ruminates on the films impact then and today.
Welome back to another Fannish Friday!
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