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Big Brain Aliens

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Look at the aliens from This Island Earth. If they are so smart, why are the denizens of Metaluna all such big headed pricks?

The Visionary World of Paul Lehr

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

MY PERSONAL TIME MACHINE (Last Part): Amazing’s First Full Year

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Steve finishes his "time machine" with a look at the final three issues of Amazing's first full year.

MY PERSONAL TIME MACHINE: AMAZING STORIES’ FIRST YEAR (part 3)

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Steve continues his look at the first full year of Amazing Stories. This week it's the third quarter of 1926.

MY PERSONAL TIME MACHINE: AMAZING STORIES’ FIRST YEAR (part 2)

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Continuing his series on the first year of Amazing Stories, Steve sees what "scientifiction" was trying to become: US!

MY PERSONAL TIME MACHINE: AMAZING STORIES’ FIRST YEAR (part 1)

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Steve begins a series of columns examining Amazing Stories' first full year of publishing!

Small Press Book Review: The Book of Feasts and Seasons by...

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A review of some Seasonal fiction.

Next Generation Readers and the Future of Fandom

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What are our kids reading these days? The next generation of fandom may be in for quite a surprise from a literary perspective.

Review: Steampunk LEGO by Guy Himber

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Steampunk LEGO by Guy Himber is a visually stimulating look at the creative possibilities within the LEGO world using the innovative theme found in Steampunk.

Post Populares de Septiembre

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A summary for our spanish speaking friends of our most popular items from September

CLASSIC SF MOVIES #2: George Pal’s Destination Moon

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Steve reviews a seminal classic: Destination Moon, the first Hollywood SF blockbuster that respected both science and science fiction.

Bulgarian Science Fiction: An Introduction

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Radi Radev and John Dodds introduce us to the world of Bulgarian Science Fiction.

It Happened Here or Why Alternate History Can Be Terrifying

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There is nothing inevitable about the real world as we experience it. A simple decision by a single individual can send history hurtling down a whole new path.

SciFi4Me.com, Your Portal to the Science Fiction Multiverse

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“Greetings! Welcome to SciFi4Me.com – where we talk science fiction, not wrestling. “ I ask you how can one not love a sci-fi based website...

Scide Splitters: This is My Funniest, Edited by Mike Resnick

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Review of This Is My Funniest, a short story anthology edited by Mike Resnick.

The War Of the Worlds 115th & 75th Anniversary

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It's been 115 years since Wells unleashed the Martian invasion on us, and 75 years since Orson Welles made us take to the streets in panic.

Interview with SFWA Grand Master Robert Silverberg

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Today we are joined by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Grand Master Robert Silverberg. Mr. Silverberg writes speculative fiction that travels where he wants it to go, pushing aside the traditional limitations with which many writers confine themselves. He has written countless novels and works of short fiction, and his list of non-fiction books is staggering. Mr. Silverberg has been so prolific that his total word count rivals the quantity of stars in the galaxy.

BERNHARDT J. HURWOOD, an unsung Hero of my Childhood.

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Poe was too dry and Lovecraft was too trippy for my 10 year old soul, but Mr. Hurwood hit the spot, scratched the itch, tripped my trigger and blew my gaskets!

What is the Vampire of Science Fiction?

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I'm not talking about the salt vampire of Star Trek or anything so literal. I'm talking about vampires in the sense that they fill...

Ray guns don’t kill people, peop … — oh wait, yes...

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Be careful. Be careful, they got ray guns. - Loomis in the Carpenter Street episode of Star Trek: Enterprise, 11/26/2003 In Ray Bradbury’s epic The...
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Crossroads: “Speculative” Literary Fiction and SF/F Techniques

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Last week, we talked about how works of speculative fiction deploy techniques commonly found in literary fiction. This week, we're going to flip that...

The Invisible World

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When I walked out to my back patio, I unexpectedly met resistance. My throbbing forehead had crashed against an unseen force. I stepped back...

Jules Verne and Amazing Stories

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As a writer whose work exerted a mighty influence on science fiction, it is entirely appropriate that Jules Verne and Amazing Stories had a...

No. 10 Robert Heinlein, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, and...

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No. 10 - 2013Mar10 – Robert Heinlein, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, and Self-Reliance. As a Navy man, Heinlein recruited Isaac Asimov and L....

Pixels and Panels

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A look a two comics you won't have to bag or board

We Can Hear You Scream: An Overview of SF/Horror Literature

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The fear of the dark, the unknown, the monster standing right behind you ready to tear you limb from limb...is part of the human...

In the Beginning…

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Memorable first lines can not only make-or-break a story, these quick literary introductions can become just as iconic as the entire body of work.

No. 4 – H. G. Wells, The Time Machine, War of...

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I suspect what most people remember most about H. G. Wells gets confused with Orson Welles, the actor. You know, that infamous radio announcement?...

No. 3 – Jules Verne, From The Earth To The Moon,...

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Jules Verne hovers between number two and number three on the list of the most translated books worldwide and I think it’s deserved. He became...

A Defining Moment for Science Fiction

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The word Science Fiction is recognizable to the average fan, but the definition can be indistinguishable from other genre and cause confusion. Perhaps from the standpoint of the fandom, this vague categorization is by design and allows readers to broaden their focus.