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More NBC Bullshit

Sorry for the NSFW headline folks, but as Lewis Black likes to say, words like that allow “adults to express anger and frustration”. Yesterday the tech, entertainment and business news was all agog over NBC’s announcement that the Steven Spielberg helmed reboot of Amazing Stories was close to signing a deal with Apple Corp to […]

The Power of the Written Word.

“My task, which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel—it is, before all, to make you see.” – Joseph Conrad You know, there is so much going on in this world that if a certain Alien were spying on us from […]

SFWA

Report on the Bi-Annual SFWA Binary Report

I am often asked the same basic question about SFWA that I am asked about Worldcon:  “If you can’t go to the con, why are you buying a supporting membership, just to vote for the Hugos?” Considering that this question is rarely, if ever preceded by an assumption that I might be doing so in […]

Cosplay at Toronto Fan Expo

Ira Nayman makes the argument that cosplayers should be accepted as fans as much as anybody else…but, really, it’s just an excuse to share photos of cosplayers he took at the 2016 Toronto Fan Expo. Shh…

Hugo Worthiness

Message fic or swashbuckling tales of spaceships and aliens? SF is often both at the same time and how a reader receives it may say more about the reader than the work.