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¿Y si Venus tuviera vida? Una vieja historia de Bradbury y...

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Venus. Following the recent report of life-chemicals found in its atmosphere, is it any wonder that we're all thinking swampy things again?

AMAZING NEWS: 9/29/19 – SPECIAL ALMOST A PALINDROME DATE EDITION

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Captain Future; female heroes in space; three black holes colliding; FTL being taken seriously, Dan Simmons screed; Elon Musk builds a silo; Kay Tarrant, George Lucas, Greta Thunberg, Boston Dynamics, Spider-Man and, believe it or not - more!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN MICRO REVIEWS

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Steve's second Halloween column this month, in which he tries to do teeny-tiny reviews of 27 movies. Let us know if he succeeds or falls flat on his face.

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

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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!

REVIEW: NOV/DEC F&SF—AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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Instead of a Festivus Tree, for his last column of 2016, Steve offers a review of the last Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction of 2016, and best wishes for 2017, or whatever the new year will be in YOUR reality.

ACE DOUBLES and AMAZING ILLUSTRATORS PART II (Redux)

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For the last of his NaNoWriMo ``redux`` columns, Steve finishes his look at Ace Doubles cover illustrators. Nostalgia, indeed! Good old stuff from the Good Old Days!

ACE Doubles and Cover Illustrators Part One (Redux)

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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!

REALLY “REACHING”—Jack Reacher is NOT SF/F! (Book Review)

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Steve wonders whether the non-SF/F series about Jack Reacher, by Lee Child, could actually be an “underground” SF/F series. Hmmm.

Hugo Award by the Numbers Part 4

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Since 1966, the average length of Hugo nominated novels has more than doubled...

Con Report: CAPCLAVE 2013!!!

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While I’ve been reading SF for ages, I haven’t participated much in the fandom aspects of the genre. I’ve only been to one other convention and I only made it for a single afternoon. Needless to say, three days seemed like a marathon.

A Science Fiction Timeline: Yesterday and Tomorrow

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A timeline of the development of science fiction, from one fan's viewpoint.

Interview with Award-Winning Editor Ellen Datlow

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For more than 30 years, Ellen has edited speculative fiction with a discerning eye, helping to shape the stories and authors we all love to read.
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Interview with SFWA Grand Master Frederik Pohl

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Today we are joined by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Grand Master Frederik Pohl. Frederik was one of those wild-eyed youths...
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Interview with Science Fiction Legend Ben Bova

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Today we are joined by science fiction legend Dr. Ben Bova. Ben has served as an editor of both Analog Science Fact & Fiction...

Marooned off Vesta by Isaac Asimov

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Marooned off Vesta was Asimov’s first published story, appearing in the March 1939 issue of Amazing Stories. The story, and the story behind the story, is an example of man’s will and determination to to never give up.
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No. 18 – C.J. Cherryh, The Faded Sun, and a World...

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No. 18 – 2013Jun02 – C.J. Cherryh, The Faded Sun, and a World Building Ethos. The next time you look into the night sky, try...

Electrons for Everyone

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As I sit wandering the internet for fresh tidbits of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, I find them flourishing everywhere. Perhaps flourishing is not...

NORVELL W. PAGE: WAN TENGRI – PRESTER JOHN

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While Fritz Leiber was creating a boisterous style of Sword & Sorcery based upon E. R. Eddison and James Branch Cabell, Norvell W. Page...

FRITZ LEIBER: SWORD & SORCERY GROWS UP

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In 1939 Farnsworth Wright began a move away from Sword & Sorcery. With Robert E. Howard dead, he no longer championed the dark fantasy...

NOT QUITE SWORD & SORCERY: EARLY FANTASY

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Robert E. Howard may have invented Sword & Sorcery with the first King Kull tale, but he was not the only author working with...