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A SAD FAREWELL and SEPT/OCT F&SF REVIEW

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This week Steve says a painful farewell to a special fan, and reviews the current (Sept./Oct.) issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Please take a look!

DOUBLE, DOUBLE, WHAT’S THE TROUBLE?

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An all-new follow-up to Steve's Ace Doubles columns. He's doubled up with laughter, because he's doubling his Ace writings!

ACE DOUBLES and AMAZING ILLUSTRATORS PART II (Redux)

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For the last of his NaNoWriMo ``redux`` columns, Steve finishes his look at Ace Doubles cover illustrators. Nostalgia, indeed! Good old stuff from the Good Old Days!

ACE Doubles and Cover Illustrators Part One (Redux)

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Continuing his retro-look at some older columns, Steve talks about Ace Doubles and their cover art. We're talking about The Good Old Stuff, in both writing and SF illustration. Get Some Now!

REVIEW: JULY/AUGUST MAGAZINE OF FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION (F&SF)

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Steve reviews the current F&SF. It's still a great magazine! Get it now while it's still on the stands!

TWO CLASSICS: H. BEAM PIPER and KEITH LAUMER

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Is that a Fuzzy Bolo hanging from your rear view mirror, or are you just a fan of Piper and Laumer?

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.

Judging Books by Their Covers: Star Guard

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Can you judge a book by multiple covers?

MAGAZINE REVIEW: F&SF FOR JAN/FEB 2016  

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The January/February issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (F&SF) is under review by Steve, who likes it a lot, even though a couple of the stories kind of depressed him. You will probably like it too!

BOOK REVIEW: Stephen King’s BAZAAR OF BAD DREAMS  

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Steve once again covers the ubiquitous Stephen King, who's got a new collection of short stories out. A new collection of King is usually something to crow about, and this one's no exception.

Small Press Book Review: Tales From Super-Science Fiction

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50s redux - Super Science Fiction!

Judging Book Covers: Have Spacesuit – Will Travel

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A gallery of illustrations for Heinlein's Have Space Suit - Will Travel, (Soon to be a major motion picture?)

Does a Book Need a Cover?

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The medium is not the message - except sometimes it is.

Transit of the Holidays

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As we transit from Christmas to New Years let's take a look back at some of the images that got left behind.

Science Fiction Christmas

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Since this is my last post before Christmas I feel I should at least acknowledge the holiday season. Not everybody celebrates, true, but in...

Conan, by Crom!

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Depictions of Conan have evolved over the years, from Emshwiller to Brundage to Arnold and now, to Jackson.

ROBERT A. HEINLEIN’S JUVENILES: Are they still good? (Part One)

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I seem to be unable to do single columns about stuff I’m passionate about. Heinlein is no exception. Robert A. Heinlein, who was characterized...

SOME OF THE BEST YA SF EVER: The “Winston YAs” Part...

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The Winston SF series - part two - in all it's juvenile glory. Steve has some good info on how to obtain copies, reprints and replacement dust jackets.

ACE Doubles and Some Amazing Illustrators Part One

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The art work gracing the covers of (most) Ace doubles was credited, another debt we owe Donald A. Wollheim.

The Artful Collector: The Major Awards for Artists and ART: The...

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As I was downloading some bid sheets this week, in preparation for packing up the art to be displayed at the  LoneStarCon3 Art Show,...