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GOODBYE TO VONDA and MY FAVOURITE TV SHOWS

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After a short absence, Steve returns to bid farewell to a beloved SF author, Vonda N. McIntyre, and to talk about his TV addiction... er, favourite shows!

Review: Moonwalk by H. B. Fyfe

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Moonwalk by H. B. Fyfe is science fiction’s short story equivalent of Hemingway’s classic The Old Man and the Sea, minus all of the fanfare and accolades.

BOOK REVIEW: STAR GUARD BY ANDRE NORTON and other stuff

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This week Steve's all over the map. He reviews an old YA by Andre Norton, talks about cover artists (including Ed Emshwiller) and answers a comment from a reader. Oh, and he throws in a little egoboo for himself.

Scide Splitters: 1941 Retro Hugo Eligible Short Stories

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

Scide Splitters: Infinite Jests edited by Robert Silverberg

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Scide Splitters reviews an anthology of dark comedies originally published by the people that brought you such fine car repair manuals as Dune.

MY PERSONAL TIME MACHINE: AMAZING STORIES’ FIRST YEAR (part 1)

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Steve begins a series of columns examining Amazing Stories' first full year of publishing!

The Grand Masters’ Reading List

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It would be tough to go wrong with this list of recommended Holiday reads by the Grand Masters of Science Fiction

Interview with Hall of Fame Author Kate Wilhelm

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An interview with award winning author and leading lady of science fiction, Kate Wilhelm

Nebula Awards Livecast

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Nebula Awards webcast

BOOK REVIEW: The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction Vol....

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Does Macy's tell Gimbels? This week a review of the upcoming "Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction Vol. 2"

AMAZING THINGS You Should Know: New F&SF Anthology (Update)

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The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction announces a forth coming Best Of anthology

AMAZING THINGS You Should Know: Delany To Be Inducted As SFWA...

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Open Road Media celebrates Samuel R. Delany's induction as SFWA Grand Master

Interview with SFWA Grand Master Robert Silverberg

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Today we are joined by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Grand Master Robert Silverberg. Mr. Silverberg writes speculative fiction that travels where he wants it to go, pushing aside the traditional limitations with which many writers confine themselves. He has written countless novels and works of short fiction, and his list of non-fiction books is staggering. Mr. Silverberg has been so prolific that his total word count rivals the quantity of stars in the galaxy.

A Fan’s History – Conventions (Part 2)

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This blog is not a fan history, although I will cite some fan history. There are actual fanhistorians who guard our culture. If you...

Sense of Wonder #2 – From the Movies

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Earlier I wrote about what Damon Knight characterized as “a sense of wonder” that emerges at times in a science fiction story, or as...