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HEINLEIN AND BUTLER, REVISITED

In this redo of his fifth column from 2013, Steve talks about visiting Butler, Missouri, the town where Robert A. Heinlein was born. Are they proud of him? Heck, yes!
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SPACE: How Many Humans Could Live on the Moon?

Don't they read Heinlein? Moon colonies are largely sublunarian...and besides, everyone on the planet could fit on the island of Zanzibar if they'd all just exhale....

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!

LEIGH BRACKETT, “QUEEN OF PULP,” TAKES ON MARS

This week after an absence, Steve talks about Mars as myth, especially as portrayed by Leigh Brackett. Which do YOU prefer? Myth or science fact?

COLUMN 250 – COLUMN 23 REDUX (STEVE DOES DAVE BARRY)

This week Steve repurposes and re-edits an old column, hoping it will be new to at least some of you. It’s all about conventions and nametags, anyway, so if you’re not interested, go watch the snow or something. (Ed's inside joke: No orcas yet...)

REVIEWS: WHERE THERE’S A WILLETT… THERE’S A WAY

Edward Willett is an Aurora Award-winning SF writer from Regina, Saskatchewan. He’s got two new collections out: one of SF/F poetry, and one of SF/F stories. Steve likes them!

Artículos Populares de Marzo

A March roundup, in which Amazing Stories is prominent, numerous reviews are written and film and fandom are discussed.

A BIT OF ALICE, and SPOILERFUL REVIEW OF ANNIHILATION!

This week is movie week—a fantasy over a century old, and a brand new science fiction. Both are very good for their time, Steve thinks—see what you think!

Hawking y la ciencia ficción

Dr. Stephen Hawking and Science fiction: "I read a lot of science fiction when I was a teenager..."

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!

CIENCIA FICCION NEOINDIGENISTA EN BOLIVIA

An overview of the theory and practice of Spanish language neo-indigenous science fiction.

NEW BOOK & MOVIE REVIEWS: “THE CITYBORN” and “THE MUMMY”

Steve gives us two reviews today—one a very enjoyable book; and the other a movie. Whether you enjoy that one or not is up to you… but be aware, Tom Cruise is in it!

Review: Omon Ra by Victor Pelevin

Omon Ra by Victor Pelevin mixes historical global perception with the fictional absurdity of the military sciences dictated by a political climate that we can only hope is purely satirical.

MY FANNISH HISTORY REDUX—WORLDCONS and NAMETAGS etc.

Steve tells you where to get a free SF book and revisits/rewrites an old column dealing with Worldcons and nametags and such.

RETRO REVIEW: ROBERT A. HEINLEIN’S THE DOOR INTO SUMMER

Following on the heels of his Heinlein columns, Steve decides to retro review The Door Into Summer. Is it worth reading? Well… that depends. Read this and find out.

RETRO: OF MOSCON AND HEINLEIN AND VERNA

This week, Steve continues his romp into his past by talking about Robert A. Heinlein, E.E. “Doc” Smith’s daughter, Verna Smith Trestrail; and MosCon 1, back in 1979.

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!

RETRO DAYS: ROBERT A. HEINLEIN and SPIDER ROBINSON

This week, Steve tries to go Back to the Future but ends up in the past, where he meets Spider and Jeanne Robinson as well as Robert and Virginia Heinlein! Come with him and see!

BOOK REVIEW: F. Paul Wilson’s PANACEA

This week, Steve reviews the new F. Paul Wilson book, and finds it a thrilling, fast-paced read. If you've never read any of F. Paul Wilson's books, this would be a great one to start with!

Imágenes de la interculturalidad en Star Trek

Star Trek was the first science fiction television show to deal seriously with multiculturalism and the "other."

REVIEW: JULY/AUGUST MAGAZINE OF FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION (F&SF)

Steve reviews the current F&SF. It's still a great magazine! Get it now while it's still on the stands!

Review: Moonwalk by H. B. Fyfe

Moonwalk by H. B. Fyfe is science fiction’s short story equivalent of Hemingway’s classic The Old Man and the Sea, minus all of the fanfare and accolades.

MOSCON MEMORIES (Misty watercolour ones…?)         

MosCon was a Northwest Fannish Legend (perhaps in its own mind), and Steve takes you back to those "thrilling days of yesteryear," as The Lone Ranger used to say.

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!

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?

REVIEWS: WHY I HUNT FLYING SAUCERS by Hugh A.D. Spencer AND...

This week, Steve reviews a new, upcoming book by Hugh A.D. Spencer, the second episode of 11.22.63 on Hulu, and tells of a unique offer for Robert A. Heinlein fans. (Check out the final photo!)

REVIEW: MAR./APR. 2016 F&SF; plus US STAMPS FOR SF WRITERS?

This week Steve reviews the new March/April issue of the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (F&SF), and talks about a postage stamp series that never came about, honouring SF writers, and the reasons behind it.

MAGAZINE REVIEW: F&SF FOR JAN/FEB 2016  

The January/February issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (F&SF) is under review by Steve, who likes it a lot, even though a couple of the stories kind of depressed him. You will probably like it too!

BOOK REVIEW: CHILDHOOD’S END by Arthur C. Clarke

In advance of the SyFy mini-series of Arthur C. Clarke's classic "Childhood's End," Steve reviews the actual book and finds it worth a read!

BOOK REVIEW: Stephen King’s BAZAAR OF BAD DREAMS  

Steve once again covers the ubiquitous Stephen King, who's got a new collection of short stories out. A new collection of King is usually something to crow about, and this one's no exception.