Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

Introduction to SFF – 4- Slick

After I was introduced to pulp magazines in the 70s and read Isaac Asimov’s stories of his encounters with John Campbell back in the Golden Age, I started seriously looking for science fiction. For one thing, I picked up the rest of the Early Asimov. My parents noticed, and they got my brother (equally interested) […]

Introduction to SFF – 1 – The Mysterious Ms X

In the 1970s, we lived in Vienna for five wonderful years. I loved it, but all my experiences fall into one mental time frame, and I have trouble remembering what came first. So, I know that I was reading whatever was on my parents’ shelves, including a lot of Gogol, Dickens, and, for reasons known […]

The Art of the IAAA: David A. Hardy – The King of Space Art

Today we begin a new bi-weekly feature that introduces the art and history of the members of the International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA), a group of artists who have as their collective forte the illustration and presentation of scientifically accurate depictions of space, the planets and the hardware that we will use to get […]