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HEINLEIN AND BUTLER, REVISITED

In this redo of his fifth column from 2013, Steve talks about visiting Butler, Missouri, the town where Robert A. Heinlein was born. Are they proud of him? Heck, yes!

RETRO REVIEW: ROBERT A. HEINLEIN’S THE DOOR INTO SUMMER

Following on the heels of his Heinlein columns, Steve decides to retro review The Door Into Summer. Is it worth reading? Well… that depends. Read this and find out.

ACE Doubles and Cover Illustrators Part One (Redux)

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)

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

Scide Splitters: Martians, Go Home by Fredric Brown

Science fiction writers had long warned the people of earth about the potential of a Martian invasion, but nothing could have prepared them for a billion jeering Little Green Men.

MARY-KAREN REID (2016) and BOOK REVIEWS: “FINN FANCY” BOOKS by RANDY...

This week, Steve says a very sad goodbye to longtime fan and friend Mary-Karen Reid from Edmonton, Alberta--and reviews two books by Writers of the Future Grand Prize winner Randy Henderson.

MAGAZINE REVIEW: F&SF FOR JAN/FEB 2016  

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!

More Star Wars Art Because… STAR WARS!

Pulp inspired Star Wars and then, Star Wars inspired pulp!

Small Press Book Review: Tales From Super-Science Fiction

50s redux - Super Science Fiction!

OPUS 100: A GOOD BOOK and a MOVIE

Steve reaches a milestone 100 columns, and reviews the new Writers of the Future anthology and the film Big Hero 6.

Judging Book Covers: Have Spacesuit – Will Travel

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

“I WONDER WHAT THE VINTNERS BUY…” A Christmas Card Column      

Steve talks about artists and their Christmas cards. (Only a day late, right?) Merry Christmas!

Judging a Book by its Cover: The Jaws That Bite

Landshark! Some authors aren't happy with their cover art....

Judging Books by Their Covers

What happens when you DO judge a book by its cover (art).

The 72nd Worldcon Voters will Forge History

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

Frank Kelly Freas

Science fiction is a literature of ideas. It is also a literature that tries to show us the future, although it is not often...

A Fan’s History – Part 4 – A Visit with Heinlein

Let’s give cons a rest for a bit and talk about one of science fiction’s greatest writers. Terms like “greatest writers” are usually somewhat...

Mechanical Men and Women

It's one of Science Fiction's classic tropes and has been responsible for some of the most beloved characters in the genre -- robots. Robots are...

Loving the Alien

Human beings have always had a fear of and, at the same time, a fascination with the "other". Almost as soon as humans were able...