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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!
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!
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!
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!
Steve reminisces about a writer he used to know. Maybe you know some of the things he's done: meet Jerry Sohl!
Is that a Fuzzy Bolo hanging from your rear view mirror, or are you just a fan of Piper and Laumer?
Can you judge a book by multiple covers?
The artful collector talks about illustrations, and the blurred line between private and commercial art.
A look at "fine art" from SF/F illustrators.
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.
Jane Frank takes us through the stages of mourning for book covers.
The art work gracing the covers of (most) Ace doubles was credited, another debt we owe Donald A. Wollheim.
Jane Frank had one last thing to add to her Art Hierarchies: Familiarity.
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 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
What I enjoy so much about these stories is Mr. Brennan’s economy of word, sense of place and strong mood