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À LA RECHERCHE DES LIVRES PERDU: RETRO BOOK REVIEWS

This week Steve dips back into SF’s past—focusing on 1928 and 1962. Why those years? You’ll have to read and find out…and if that doesn’t work, ask him yourself!

REVIEW: HIDDEN FIGURES (A FEEL-GOOD MOVIE!)

Steve time travels (again?) back to 1961 with the review of the movie “Hidden Figures” and finds it more than good. Possibly his fave movie so far this year!

TIME ENOUGH FOR HEINLEIN—RAH, S/F, AND SEX!

Steve looks at Robert A. Heinlein’s SF (and his use of nudity and sex in his SF) then touches on some other classic SF authors’ way of “doing it.” Is Heinlein still worth reading? See for yourself!

ACE Doubles and Cover Illustrators Part One (Redux)

Continuing his retro-look at some older columns, Steve talks about Ace Doubles and their cover art. We're talking about The Good Old Stuff, in both writing and SF illustration. Get Some Now!

MY PAL, JERRY SOHL!

Steve reminisces about a writer he used to know. Maybe you know some of the things he's done: meet Jerry Sohl!

TWO CLASSICS: H. BEAM PIPER and KEITH LAUMER

Is that a Fuzzy Bolo hanging from your rear view mirror, or are you just a fan of Piper and Laumer?

Judging Books by Their Covers: Star Guard

Can you judge a book by multiple covers?

The Artful Collector: On Collecting Illustration Art that Isn’t . ....

The artful collector talks about illustrations, and the blurred line between private and commercial art.

The Artful Collector: On Illustrators and their “Fine Art”

A look at "fine art" from SF/F illustrators.

How Art Reveals Truth in Science

A bit of philosophical rumination from Nina today: Both science and art benefit from exchange. By inviting art to participate in its conversation, science provides art with the opportunity to add science to its repertoire. And through its interpretation of scientific ideas and theories, art offers science a new lens through which to see itself.

The Artful Collector: Death, Doom and Gloom Strikes Again!

Jane Frank takes us through the stages of mourning for book covers.

ACE Doubles and Some Amazing Illustrators Part One

The art work gracing the covers of (most) Ace doubles was credited, another debt we owe Donald A. Wollheim.

The Artful Collector: A Savvy Collector Comes up with Art Hierarchy...

Jane Frank had one last thing to add to her Art Hierarchies: Familiarity.

One Fan’s History — Badges? We Don’ Need No Steenkin’…(Part One)

Every con has a name badge, and most of them are well designed, like a little piece of art. Badge collecting is a great way to save convention memories

The Artful Collector: Art Hierarchies #3: Art Done for Love is...

The more we detect fake sentiment or emotion, or (in our case) pandering to a love of dragons and wizards - as opposed to honest "self-expression" - the less we are going to care whether "just for the love of it" was the reason for creation

“Nine Horrors and a Dream” by Joseph Payne Brennan

What I enjoy so much about these stories is Mr. Brennan’s economy of word, sense of place and strong mood

Richard Powers Art on EBay

Jane Frank, our resident expert on all things art fantastic, will be attending and displaying at this year's Worldcon - LoneStarCon 3 - in...