Steve is not a big fan of the movie Aquaman. In fact, he’s not even a little fan of Aquaman; he thinks the movie s(t)inks!
Taking a look at Lester Del Rey’s theory of a 12 year boom and bust cycle for science fiction, 36 years on.
Since 1966, the average length of Hugo nominated novels has more than doubled…
It would be tough to go wrong with this list of recommended Holiday reads by the Grand Masters of Science Fiction
The Hugos are upon us. RK gives you even more (and better reasons) to join up and vote!
I seem to be unable to do single columns about stuff I’m passionate about. Heinlein is no exception. Robert A. Heinlein, who was characterized as the “Dean of Science Fiction,” though he was not necessarily the oldest or the best writer of SF during his lifetime, began his writing career before he went back into […]
The Winston SF series – part two – in all it’s juvenile glory. Steve has some good info on how to obtain copies, reprints and replacement dust jackets.
Back in the Good Old (or Bad, depends on your point of view) Days, fiction—especially SF—that was written for a teen audience was called “Juvenile” fiction; I don’t believe any disparagement was meant, or at least we juveniles (except for the “delinquents”) never took it as disparaging. Nowadays teens are called “Young Adults,” and fiction […]
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.
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 who through force of will and determination spread science fiction across the world. Even today, his sweat still marks the hammer and anvil that forged the industry. Across his career, he […]
I learned a lot about pulp magazines from the early Asimov. To be precise, from The Early Asimov. I’d encountered a few samples of pulp a little earlier, through the mysterious Ms X, as detailed in a previous post, and they were magical. But it was Asimov who put it all in context. I got […]
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, for the editor’s job is one of selection, guidance, subjective acts that may be hard to understand in hindsight. (For instance, all those men and women who rejected Dune by Frank […]
Adam Gaffen for Amazing Stories: Welcome! It seems appropriate that there’s a science fiction author who is a rocket scientist; how did one lead to the other? Stephanie Osborne: Thank you! And thank you for asking to interview me. My interest in space started out partly because of science fiction and partly because of watching […]
David Langford’s esteemed Ansible is out with it’s 2013 January issue. Every fan ought to read it here. Voting for nominations for the Hugo Awards 2013 short list are now open. You can learn all about the process here. Brian J. Clarke wins this year’s A. E. van Vogt Award that comes with a nice […]