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GETTING INTO SF: A CLASSIC ANTHOLOGY SET

Steve reviews part of the first volume of a classic set of SF anthologies. What’s up with only reviewing part of a book? Read it and find out!

STEVE DOES DAVE BARRY: IT’S COLUMN 29 ALL OVER AGAIN!

Steve rewrites and repeats one of his earlier columns for Amazing just in case you want to know how he started in this whole “fannish” business. Do you care?

REVIEW: F&SF SEPT.-OCT. 2017

This week, Steve reviews the Sept./Oct. 2017 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, their 68th anniversary issue. And finds it good to read!

Review: Sunjammer by Arthur C. Clarke

Sunjammer by Arthur C. Clarke is just one of seven stories editor Terry Carr selected for The Infinite Arena anthology, a cohesive mixture of sports and classic science fiction many fans will enjoy.

FAREWELL TO ANOTHER FRIEND, FANNISH MEMORIES… and STORYBUNDLES!

Another friend gone; Steve mourns Debbie Miller; also New Venture and MosCon reminiscences. And both fiction and non-fiction StoryBundles! Go get 'em!

The Grand Masters’ Reading List

It would be tough to go wrong with this list of recommended Holiday reads by the Grand Masters of Science Fiction

Scide Splitters: The Great Explosion by Eric Frank Russell

Scide Splitters reviews Eric Frank Russell’s hilarious classic, The Great Explosion – possibly the funniest libertarian science fiction novel ever written.

Review: Paradox, edited by Ian Whates

Paradox, edited by Ian Whates and published by Newcon Press, is a collection of new stories exploring aspects of the Fermi Paradox. It features stories by Rachel Armstrong, Keith Brooke & Eric Brown, Pat Cadigan, David L. Clements, Paul Cornell, Paul di Filippo, Robert Reed, Mike Resnick & Robert T. Jeschoenek, Mercurio D Rivera, Adam Roberts, Stephanie Saulter, Tricia Sullivan, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Gerry Webb and George Zebrowski.

I Want To Believe: the “Impossible Space Drive”

"To dream, the impossible dream, to reach the unreachable star..."

The Long, Strange Trip of Peter Quill

For Star-Lord, the Guardians of the Galaxy movie is the end of a...well, a space odyssey.

SOME OF THE BEST YA SF EVER: The “Winston Juveniles”—Part One

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...

Pirates of the Final Frontier

The Guardians of the Galaxy isn't Marvel Comics' only space-faring team.

More Fannish Nostalgia: My First Convention; My First Fanzine

Steve recounts the details of his fannish deflowering

Fandom May Be A Way of Life, But is it THE...

Receiving zines in the mail used to be almost an everyday thing for me back in “The Day,” but sadly, it’s an unusual occurrence these days.

Addicted to Science Fiction

Award winning authors discuss how they discovered science fiction.

The Winston Science Fiction Series

Paul Cook looks back at an early science fiction influence - the Winston Science Fiction Series.

Articles Populaires – Juillet 2013

A round-up of popular posts en Francais

Fan Fotos

Fotos of Worldcons Past. A photo gallery by Fred A. Levy Haskell of Saint Louiscon, the 27th Worldcon.
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Hugo by the Numbers Part 2

Let this serve as your reminder that final ballots for the 2013 Hugo Awards are due today. (07/31/13) With that in mind, I bring...

Sword & Planet

Discussions of what is and what is not Sword & Sorcery can be a thorny proposition. On the one hand S&S is largely no...

POUL ANDERSON: THE INVISIBLE CLASSIC

Sometimes great books come and go, waiting for another chance to be discovered and given the place on our bookshelves they truly deserve. Sword...

JACK VANCE: VISIONS OF A DYING EARTH

After the last few S&S works of the early 1940s, such as "Dragon Moon" by Henry Kuttner and the short-lived Unknown, Sword & Sorcery...