A thing of steel and alloy—a rocket ship. Yet it claimed respect and gave a great enduring loyalty.
Steve reviews Robert J. Sawyer’s terrific new book, The Oppenheimer Alternative, and loved it. Yes, really… he loved it.
If this happens, The Lady Astronaut series will suddenly become historically incorrect….
Mars is calliing….
There’s life on Mars and it’s already been detected and proven
Under the Moons of Mars…JPL catches Phobos and Diemos rising…and it’s not John Carter’s sky
Steve takes time to share a bit of a reminisce, a comment on M. R. Kowal’s award-winning series and favored childhoom memories: “Why, oh why can”t I be living in that alternate timeline?”
Steve went to hear a talk about colonizing Mars. Can we? Will we? Should we? You tell Steve! (Ed note. Go ahead and tell NASA what can’t be done – chances are they’ll say “we’ve already done that”
NASA plans on testing some flying machines in the most Martian landscape on Earth. Care to guess where?
This week, Steve visits Mars (really! Sort of…) and reviews a new book and an overlooked movie from 2014. Check it out!
When someone asks, “What are we spending taxpayers money on human spaceflight?”, what’s your answer?
The Golden Age of science fiction is long over, but perhaps we are living in the Golden Age of science.
Ben Bova, editor of Analog & Omni, author of many fine SF works, always deserves a second look.
Science Fiction has long offered a “backup plan” for planet Earth
A sales pitch from the not too distant future
Why no Mars TV? (Let’s hope we don’t have to wait for the reality show…)
Matt Mitrovich decided to see what all the fuss about The Martian by Andy Weir was. Find out what he thinks.
If water flowed on Mars in the past, might we be able to find it now? New images taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter might have done just that.
Today’s fiction – Finity by Felicity Savage.
An interview with the author of The Martian, Andy Weir.
Ahh nostalgia. For a book series? Certainly, so long as its the tete-beche wonder of the Ace Double. Two books in one! Steve waxes eloquent on a reading experience that is sadly largely forgotten.
Believe it or not, a fatwa has been issued barring Muslims from participating in the Mars One program. Mike gives us the details.
Steve takes us through the pages of the historic British comic mag, The Eagle.
Steve Davidson continues his examination of Stanley G. Weinbaum’s ground breaking tale – A Martian Odyssey.
Lots of ‘ring in the new!’ news – And don’t miss our News Special from Frederik Pohl’s The Way the Future Blogs
All (ok, ‘some of’) the news for fandom
Steven Hobbs encourages us to look to the skies.