David A. Hardy space art, new Lunar probes, impending Jupiter fly-by, pulp publications, Space X, Ben Bova, and much more
This week, Steve continues his romp into his past by talking about Robert A. Heinlein, E.E. “Doc” Smith’s daughter, Verna Smith Trestrail; and MosCon 1, back in 1979.
The Starcrossed provides a hilarious, behind-the-scenes look at how a SF television series goes from promising to awful.
Ben Bova, editor of Analog & Omni, author of many fine SF works, always deserves a second look.
RIGMOVES takes readers into the corporate world of near future asteroid mining. But can the technical viewpoint hold the reader’s attention long enough to find out how it ends.
A deep look into the history and statistics of an often overlooked Hugo Award category: Best Editor.
In typical Ben Bova fashion, his latest science fiction novel Transhuman gives fans of near future advancements a lot to think about – during and long after reading.
The Hugos are upon us. RK gives you even more (and better reasons) to join up and vote!
Scide Splitters reviews Harry Harrison’s tale of Hollywood behaving badly with a time machine.
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 […]
A collection of books and recent endeavors from notable authors in science fiction.
A collection of authors talk about some of their greatest works.
Notable and award winning authors talk about what’s on their science fiction reading list.
Some of the brightest minds in the science fiction industry talk about how they perceived this ever evolving juggernaut, how the science fiction industry had changed since they first found their way into it, and where the industry was headed. What follows is their amazing insight.
Award winning authors discuss how they discovered science fiction.
Science fiction has a long future ahead. While this was my first Worldcon, I hope it will not be my last.
LoneStarCon 3 promises to be one of the truly landmark events in the history of science fiction. Something so magnificent owes a great debt to San Antonio Fandom
For more than 30 years, Ellen has edited speculative fiction with a discerning eye, helping to shape the stories and authors we all love to read.
Paul Cook looks back at an early science fiction influence – the Winston Science Fiction Series.
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 Golden Age, I started seriously looking for science fiction. For one thing, I picked up the rest of the Early Asimov. My parents noticed, and they got my brother (equally interested) […]
I’m not talking about the salt vampire of Star Trek or anything so literal. I’m talking about vampires in the sense that they fill fantasy and horror in a continuing and ubiquitous fashion despite being done to death (so to speak), and that there is at least one candidate for the equivalent in science fiction. […]
Today we are joined by science fiction legend Dr. Ben Bova. Ben has served as an editor of both Analog Science Fact & Fiction and Omni magazines. He has written over 120 books of fiction and non-fiction. His razor-sharp mind is trusted by both the scientific community and Hollywood. As evidence, he was elected a […]
Today we are joined by legendary author Lois McMaster Bujold. Lois writes fantasy and science fiction that marches side by side with the greatest authors the genre has ever known. Her trophy case includes five Hugos, three Nebulas, three Locus, a Skylark, a Mythopoeic, and numerous other awards. Her list of nominations has grown so […]
As a master of expressing the true nature of human existence through realistic characters who strive to succeed for the betterment of man in a world often ruled by power hungry individuals, Bova remains true to form with the Sam Gunn character.
Gafiate, for those whose Fannish Lexicon isn’t handy, is Fan Speak for the act of ‘Getting Away From It All’. Leaving Fandom. Putting conventions and fanzines and crazy projects and far-flung friends behind you. It can be a liberating thing but it is always a sad thing. Thirty five years ago I didn’t yet know […]
Imperium – Keith Laumer Baen Books 2012 – ISBN-13: 978-1451637953 – Mass Market Paperback: 640 pages. Imperium is a gathering of three Keith Laumer alternate-history novels, Worlds of the Imperium (1962), The Other Side of Time (1968), and Assignment in Nowhere (1968). Baen Books has been on the forefront of rehabilitating writers who in earlier […]
When people think about science fiction the first thing they usually visualize are spaceships (or green skinned women in shiny bikinis, but that may just be me). The spaceship has been a ubiquitous part of SF since the beginning and depicting such a thing has been a challenge that many artists have tackled with varying […]