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À LA RECHERCHE DES LIVRES PERDU: RETRO BOOK REVIEWS

This week Steve dips back into SF’s past—focusing on 1928 and 1962. Why those years? You’ll have to read and find out…and if that doesn’t work, ask him yourself!

TIME ENOUGH FOR HEINLEIN—RAH, S/F, AND SEX!

Steve looks at Robert A. Heinlein’s SF (and his use of nudity and sex in his SF) then touches on some other classic SF authors’ way of “doing it.” Is Heinlein still worth reading? See for yourself!

Star Trek Is Fifty – and”OMG! I’m Old Enough To Have...

I was a Trekkie before I was a Fan

Its Fifty Year Mission

Taral Wayne remembers the excitement of watching the first episode of Star Trek air fifty years ago.

MY PAL, JERRY SOHL!

Steve reminisces about a writer he used to know. Maybe you know some of the things he's done: meet Jerry Sohl!

“THE POWER”—THREE MOVIES ABOUT POWERS

This week, Steve examines how differently powers, like telekinesis, can be handled by Hollywood. Some movies do it well, and some less well.

The Visionary World of Paul Lehr

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

Last Flight of the Muses, or: Fates on a Rampage?

Don't search too hard for a blog post subject, you might end up writing a novel instead!

Scide Splitters: Antigrav: Cosmic Comedies by SF Masters edited by Philip...

Scide Splitters reviews an anthology from the 1970s featuring some of the most prominent names in SF humor at the time.

Star Trek, The Empire

In Star Trek: TOS, the episode Mirror, Mirror introduced us to an alternate universe featuring an Earth dominated empire. Star Trek 'the Franchise' has managed to pull that same feat off in the real world.

Interview with Science Fiction Critic Gary K. Wolfe

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

Interview with SFWA Grand Master Robert Silverberg

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.

The Art of Star Trek

Star Trek has been around since September 8, 1966. At forty-seven years old Star Trek is one year younger than I am. We grew up together. Star Trek and I were best friends.

Our Ansible is Missing – Intellectual Property Theft in Science Fiction

In 1985, Orson Scott Card published Ender’s Game, a book that relied heavily on the use of a faster-than-light communication system called the Ansible....
Blish, James - formal portrait

No. 19 – James Benjamin Blish, Cities in Flight, and Technical...

No. 19 - 2013 June - James Benjamin Blish, Cities in Flight, and Technical Exposition. James Benjamin Blish may not be as widely known as...

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

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

Review: Men Into Space by John C. Frederiksen

MEN INTO SPACE John C. Frederiksen Bear Manor Media 2013 314 Pages  $21.95 (Kindle $9.95) Men Into Space was a television show that (unfortunately) aired for a single...
Ned Buntline, Bufalo Bill Cody, Giuseppina Morlacchi, Texas Jack Omohundro (1846-1880) (via Wikipedia)

Crossroads: Riding into Space – Westerns and Speculative Fiction

March is here, and that means it is time to move into a new Crossroads series. For some reason, March always brings to mind...

Talk

Talk Somewhere around the mid-1980s, science fiction novels (less so short fiction) became filled with talk. I think this has to do with the appearance...