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COLUMN 250 – COLUMN 23 REDUX (STEVE DOES DAVE BARRY)

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This week Steve repurposes and re-edits an old column, hoping it will be new to at least some of you. It’s all about conventions and nametags, anyway, so if you’re not interested, go watch the snow or something. (Ed's inside joke: No orcas yet...)

STEVE DOES DAVE BARRY: IT’S COLUMN 29 ALL OVER AGAIN!

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Steve rewrites and repeats one of his earlier columns for Amazing just in case you want to know how he started in this whole “fannish” business. Do you care?

La Ciudad del Olvido, de Hermann Gil Robles

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In Hermann Gil Roble's new novel, nanotechnology drugs are used to give consumers sublime experiences. But of course, there are side effects...

CIENCIA FICCION NEOINDIGENISTA EN BOLIVIA

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An overview of the theory and practice of Spanish language neo-indigenous science fiction.

MY FANNISH HISTORY REDUX—WORLDCONS and NAMETAGS etc.

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Steve tells you where to get a free SF book and revisits/rewrites an old column dealing with Worldcons and nametags and such.

Man of Two Worlds

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Written by Brian Herbert, in collaboration with his gifted father Frank Herbert, this tale first started with a germ of an idea way back...

Star Wars and SF cinema: Where would the genre have...

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You think Star Wars ruined the possibility for "legitimate science fiction" to appear on the big screen? Darren Slade suggests that you think again.

On Ecology, Women and Science Fiction: Part 2, Praxis

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Nina Munteanu explores issue surrounding eco-fiction and optimistic science fiction with four female speculative fiction authors and/or publishers.

FAREWELL TO ANOTHER FRIEND, FANNISH MEMORIES… and STORYBUNDLES!

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Another friend gone; Steve mourns Debbie Miller; also New Venture and MosCon reminiscences. And both fiction and non-fiction StoryBundles! Go get 'em!

TWO AVERAGE   FILMS: “THE BOY” (2016) and “THE FOREST” (2016)—AND MORE...

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Ebooks and more ebooks! Cheap and plentiful; Steve finds them for you! Oh, and Steve reviews two so-so "horror flicks" that should have been better. But that's what the film industry seems to be offering this week!

REVIEW: MAR./APR. 2016 F&SF; plus US STAMPS FOR SF WRITERS?

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This week Steve reviews the new March/April issue of the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (F&SF), and talks about a postage stamp series that never came about, honouring SF writers, and the reasons behind it.

The Visionary World of Paul Lehr

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Lehr "dominated science fiction covers in the mid-1960s into the 1970s"

AN ANNIVERSARY and a FUN BOOK (Review): “JUSTICE GIRL”

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After congratulating himself on his 40 years doing conventions, Steve discusses a quasi-SF-ish book about superheroes on TV in the 1950s. It's fun!

The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time Part 13

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he 13th inductee into our growing list of The Greatest SF Novels of All TIme!

The Illustrated Dune (or, Why I Hate Sam Weber)

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Frank Herbert's Dune has been a favorite subject for science fiction illustrators for years. Now Sam Weber is about to release a new illustrated edition.

The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time Part 12

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Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang is one of the greatest science fiction novels of all time. Kate Wilhelm is one of the cornerstones of the science fiction industry, and many consider this her best work.

The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time Part 11

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One author gets onto the list a second time!

Entrevista con Scott Lynch, Autor Nominado al World Fantasy Award

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An interview with World Fantasy Award nominee Scott Lynch

The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time Part 10

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A well traveled novel makes its way on to our Best of All Time list.

The Greatest Science Ficition Novels of All Time Part 9

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This week we are going back before the science fiction awards were created to find our entry into the list of the greatest science...

The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time Part 8

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A new inductee into the Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time

The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time Part 7

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The Greatest SF Novels of ALL TIME list enters new territory!

The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time Part 6

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RK Troughton continues to assemble a list of the greatest science fiction novels of all time, based on objective measures

The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time Part 5

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The fifth inductee into Amazing Stories list of the greatest science fiction novels of all time.

The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time Part 4

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Dune has now been added to our list of the Greatest SF Novels of All Time!

The 72nd Worldcon Voters will Forge History

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The Hugos are upon us. RK gives you even more (and better reasons) to join up and vote!

Mentats of Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

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Returning to the universe of Frank Herbert’s epic space saga Dune, the vulnerability of human existence is once again clouded by faith, fanaticism and revenge. Mentats of Dune is the latest installment written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson.

Review: Try to Remember by Frank Herbert

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Try to Remember by Frank Herbert is a fitting finale to the 1969 edition Best of Amazing anthology and a fitting story to represent what is best about Amazing Stories. First published in the October 1961 issue, the novella is one of those stories that makes the reader think.

Tag — You’re it! One Fan’s History Through Nametags

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Egoboo can be found in all kinds of strange places - including science fiction conventions!

Qu’est ce que la science fiction ?

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What Is Science Fiction? More on the international view of what is and what might not be SF