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Estrategias de legitimación de la ciencia ficción en Cuba: estudio de...

A discussion of three periods in Cuban science fiction.

Anthony Boulanger, l’auteur qui monte

An interview with prolific French fantasy and science fiction author Anthony Boulanger.

OPUS 100: A GOOD BOOK and a MOVIE

Steve reaches a milestone 100 columns, and reviews the new Writers of the Future anthology and the film Big Hero 6.

TWO REVIEWS: A Good Book, and a Good Movie!

Steve reviews a book and a movie that he enjoyed.

Planets: Play the Name Game

Sign up to name an Exoplanet!

The Artful Collector: Love the Art, Hate the Artist?

How does one reconcile the moral dilemma of liking art from an artist one dislikes on moral grounds?

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.

Separating the Art from the Artist

Suppose an artist or a writer says something that is loathsome or morally reprehensible? Can we therefore judge the artist's work as having no value simply because the artist is a jerk?
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Ender’s Game Over

I have a personal rule not to get involved in online discussions which have the potential to turn fractious. Yesterday I made the mistake...

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....

Ten Reasons for Not Boycotting Ender’s Game

There's a movement to boycott the upcoming movie Ender's Game based on a popular and award-winning Orson Scott Card novel of the same name. The...

What Gets Preserved?

The library of Alexandria was the largest and most comprehensive repository of knowledge in the ancient world. In 46 AD (according to some sources)...

Against the Boycott of Ender’s Game

When I returned to reading science fiction as adult I discovered a whole new generation of authors:Greg Bear, David Brin, William Gibson, Octavia E. Butler, and Orson Scott...

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,...

From the In Box Too/Two

"SHOULD YOU BE BLACKLISTED, MR. CARD?" The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art New York, NY Share this event: Wednesday Apr 10, 2013 7:00 PM - Wednesday Apr...

Of Blacklists and Freedoms: DC, Superman and Orson Scott Card

DC Comics recently announced that they had put a Superman title that was to be authored by Orson Scott Card in abeyance; the artist...

The Galapagos Frontier Thesis

The formative American experience was the conquest of the western frontier. Would science fiction and fantasy exist without the frontier model? What does Japan's parallel conquest of Hokkaido tell us about the legacy of colonial expansion?

These Fractured States: An Overview of Balkanized Americas

Adventure and excitement waits for those travelers brave enough to explore Anglo-America… Treasure troves of colonial history await in the eastern aristocracies, but current events...

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...

What SF Means To Me

I grew up watching and reading Science Fiction.  Some of it was actually old by the time I had already been born, but it...