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AMAZING NEWS: 9=3=2017

David A. Hardy space art, new Lunar probes, impending Jupiter fly-by, pulp publications, Space X, Ben Bova, and much more

RETRO: OF MOSCON AND HEINLEIN AND VERNA

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.

Scide Splitters: The Starcrossed by Ben Bova

The Starcrossed provides a hilarious, behind-the-scenes look at how a SF television series goes from promising to awful.

Rewind: Interview with Science Fiction Legend Ben Bova

Ben Bova, editor of Analog & Omni, author of many fine SF works, always deserves a second look.

Review: RIGMOVES by Victor Gibson

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.

Hugo Award by the Numbers Part 3

A deep look into the history and statistics of an often overlooked Hugo Award category: Best Editor.

Review: Transhuman by Ben Bova

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 72nd Worldcon Voters will Forge History

The Hugos are upon us. RK gives you even more (and better reasons) to join up and vote!

Scide Splitters: The Technicolor Time Machine by Harry Harrison

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

SOME OF THE BEST YA SF EVER: The “Winston Juveniles”—Part One

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...

The Ultimate Science Fiction Reading List Part 3

A collection of books and recent endeavors from notable authors in science fiction.

The Ultimate Science Fiction Reading List Part 2

A collection of authors talk about some of their greatest works.

The Ultimate Science Fiction Reading List

Notable and award winning authors talk about what's on their science fiction reading list.

The Changing Face of Science Fiction

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.

Addicted to Science Fiction

Award winning authors discuss how they discovered science fiction.

Memories of the World Science Fiction Convention 2013

Science fiction has a long future ahead. While this was my first Worldcon, I hope it will not be my last.

Walking the River at LoneStarCon 3

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

Interview with Award-Winning Editor Ellen Datlow

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.

The Winston Science Fiction Series

Paul Cook looks back at an early science fiction influence - the Winston Science Fiction Series.

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...

What is the Vampire of Science Fiction?

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...
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Interview with Science Fiction Legend Ben Bova

Today we are joined by science fiction legend Dr. Ben Bova. Ben has served as an editor of both Analog Science Fact & Fiction...

Interview with Award-Winning Author Lois McMaster Bujold

Today we are joined by legendary author Lois McMaster Bujold. Lois writes fantasy and science fiction that marches side by side with the greatest...

Sam Gunn – What a Character

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.

How American Airlines Helped Me Gafiate

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...

Review: Keith Laumer’s Imperium

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,...

I Dreamed I Saw the Silver Spaceships


When people think about science fiction the first thing they usually visualize are spaceships (or green skinned women in shiny bikinis, but that may...