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MY LAST COLUMN: Lisa Mason’s CHROME and F&SF Nov.-Dec. 2019

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For his last column of the year and the decade, Steve reviews two excellent items: a new book by Lisa Mason, and the last 2019 F&SF. Both are well worth the read!

TWO FAVOURABLE REVIEWS AND A BLURB   

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This week Steve takes on a blurb and a book review and a movie review. And he has a good time with all of it! He doesn’t think your mileage will vary much!

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

AMAZING THINGS: William Shatner Talks Cops & Robots Fiction at ORIM

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Open Road Integrated Media has put together a collection of space detective tales (where's Gil 'the Arm'?) and are promoting it with an interesting...

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!

Interview – Jonathan Oliver

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Gary Dalkin interviews one of the hardest working editors in the UK - Jonathan Oliver

PAPERBACKS: ACE Doubles, “D-Series,” the “Good Old Stuff”

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Ahh nostalgia. For a book series? Certainly, so long as its the tete-beche wonder of the Ace Double. Two books in one! Steve waxes eloquent on a reading experience that is sadly largely forgotten.

Interview with Science Fiction Critic Gary K. Wolfe

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An interview with Gary K. Wolfe discussing his work as a reviewer and his opinions about the Science Fiction genre.

Addicted to Science Fiction

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Award winning authors discuss how they discovered science fiction.

Bad Science Fiction and Fantasy Art

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In order to understand what makes really good science fiction and fantasy art, you have to look at a few pieces of bad science fiction and fantasy art.
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Hugo by the Numbers Part 2

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Let this serve as your reminder that final ballots for the 2013 Hugo Awards are due today. (07/31/13) With that in mind, I bring...

JACK VANCE: VISIONS OF A DYING EARTH

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After the last few S&S works of the early 1940s, such as "Dragon Moon" by Henry Kuttner and the short-lived Unknown, Sword & Sorcery...

BLUE PENCILS AND BLOODY SWORDS: EDITORS OF S&S

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It's easy to discuss authors for their contributions are evident. You just have to read the stories. The great editors are harder to corral,...
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Crossroads: The Western Hero in Speculative Fiction

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Someone once said that every story starts with someone either coming to town, or leaving town. And there is no genre for which this...
The Princess Bride: Is this a Kissing Book?

Crossroads: Is this a Kissing Book? SFF’s Relationship with Romance

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Whenever I think of speculative fiction's relationship to romance, I am always reminded of that scene in The Princess Bride where Fred Savage's character...

Sword & Sorcery – What’s In A Name?

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Sword & Sorcery has become a term of derision since the 1980s. There are good reasons for this but much of that derision is...