Venus. Following the recent report of life-chemicals found in its atmosphere, is it any wonder that we’re all thinking swampy things again?
For his final column of 2018, Steve dives into the Nov./Dec. issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, which everyone just calls “F&SF.” It tastes great and is more filling with fewer calories than competing magazines!
A discussion of three periods in Cuban science fiction.
Steve ceases reviewing this week to tell you of cheap and free SF/F ebooks, SF sites, semiprozines and all sorts of SF/F resources online. Check them all out!
Star Trek was the first science fiction television show to deal seriously with multiculturalism and the “other.”
Daleks is and anagram for Sladek. This seemingly random bit of word play has everything and nothing to do with Scide Splitters’ review of John Sladek’s short story collection.
Lionel Fanthorpe, the man who sold 170 books to a publisher and it only took him eight to twelve hours to write each one?
A look at the Mr. Hawkins’ Humorous Adventures stories by Edgar Franklin.
Fanzines, continued: Okay, Mr. Smartypants, what’s a “sercon” zine? Actually, I’m glad you asked that question. It’s another of those annoying (well, to an outsider) fannish neologisms and acronyms. In this case, we have “serious” and “constructive” all smashed together to form “sercon.” (If they were complete words, we’d have what Humpty Dumpty called “portmanteau” […]
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David Langford’s esteemed Ansible is out with it’s 2013 January issue. Every fan ought to read it here. Voting for nominations for the Hugo Awards 2013 short list are now open. You can learn all about the process here. Brian J. Clarke wins this year’s A. E. van Vogt Award that comes with a nice […]