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WHO WAS HENRY KUTTNER (LEWIS PADGETT)? DO YOU KNOW?

This week Steve examines a prolific author of the ‘40s and ‘50s who seems to be nearly forgotten today. Maybe we can change that!

REVIEWS: THE IMPOSSIBLES (retro) and 9 TALES OF RAFFALON (new!) 

This week Steve jumps back and forth in his reviews. Back to the early part of the century, forward from there to the 'sixties, and back (forward) to the present! Are you confused? Well, I think we all are at this point.

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.

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!"

Scide Splitters: 1941 Retro Hugo Eligible Short Stories

The third and final part of a series in which Scide Splitters examines humorous stories eligible for the 1941 Retro Hugos Awards.

Review: THIS “YEAR’S BEST” ANTHOLOGY REALLY *IS* THE YEAR’S BEST!

Steve reviews Gardner Dozois's marvelous 31st Annual Year's Best SF!

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!

ROBERT A. HEINLEIN’S JUVENILES: Are they still good? (Part Two of...

Steve posits some similarities between Robert A. Heinlein and Captain America in this continuation of his examination of the RAH "juveniles".

Interview with Robert MacAnthony, Founder of Long Count Press

An interview with Robert MacAnthony, founder of the new speculative fiction small press Long Count Press.

Scide Splitters: The Hogben Chronicles by Henry Kuttner

In the latest Scide Spitters series, David Kilman takes a look at the new collection, The Hogben Chronicles, with stories from Henry Kuttner and an introduction by Neil Gaimon.

Liftoff Scratched for SF Authors Stamps

The countdown has been halted for issuing U.S. stamps honoring science fiction authors, which initially was set for July. According to Linn’s Stamp News, a...

SWORD & SORCERY BECOMES A SUB-GENRE: HENRY KUTTNER’S ELAK AND PRINCE...

Henry Kuttner deserves our thanks. If things had been left to Clifford Ball, Sword & Sorcery would have fizzled out in the pages of...

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.

BLUE PENCILS AND BLOODY SWORDS: EDITORS OF S&S

It's easy to discuss authors for their contributions are evident. You just have to read the stories. The great editors are harder to corral,...

NOT QUITE SWORD & SORCERY: EARLY FANTASY

Robert E. Howard may have invented Sword & Sorcery with the first King Kull tale, but he was not the only author working with...

In Brackett’s Footsteps Under the Ember Star

Under the Ember Star Charles Allen Gramlich Wildside Press tpb $15.99 electronic $2.99 Kindle epub Unless Stephen Haffner has an unpublished manuscript tucked away somewhere, there will be no...

Jirel of Joiry: Sword & Sorcery’s First Lady

Circumstance plays a part in history. It was inevitable that a woman would eventually try her hand at Sword & Sorcery. It's our good...