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REDUX: SIXTIES, SCIENCE FICTION AND SECRET AGENTS

Steve repeats (with lots of new edits) a column from 2013 about one of his favourite movie series.

The Sociology of Science Fiction

The most difficult speculation for a science fiction writer to undertake is to imagine correctly the *secondary* implications of a new factor.

The Required Plots of Star Trek

Star Trek - in all of its iterations - always engages with these thirteen plots

“PERFECT” MOVIES #2 — PITCH BLACK (Spoilers!)

For his second “perfect” genre movie, Steve calls your attention to gravel-voiced Vin Diesel’s first genre movie, Pitch Black. Science fiction films don’t get a whole lot better, in Steve’s opinion!

Gotta See a Man About a Job…

If, in science fiction, money has no real meaning, than what the hell is your day-job exactly for?

Fair and Fair Alike

In the face of an uncaring universe driven by physics and mathematics, what is fair?

Sidekicks and the Meta-game

he sidekick is often the one person who sees the “real” hero. The more far-future and fantastic the world becomes, the more essential this kind of character is.
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Acquisition News: Alex White’s New Space Opera Trilogy

Orbit announces the acquisition of Alex White's newest space opera

New Releases in Science Fiction/Fantasy/Paranormal Romance for Wednesday OCT 23

Galactic Gladiators! Thumbs up for Anna Hackett's Centurion

Noticias Literatura 23-10

The Spanish Association of Fantasy Science Fiction and Terror (AEFCFT) announces the first number of Opportunity magazine

Jean Christophe Gapdy, un auteur en phase ascendante

An interview with French author Jean Christophe Gapdy, including a brief discussion of "Francofuturism"

Take A Pinch of This Genre and A Spoonful of That...

Do authors think about genre classification while creating? Or only when it comes to listing it for the market?

Cover Launch: RANDOM SH*T FLYING THROUGH THE AIR by Jackson Ford

I guess if you're a gilr who can move sh*t with your mind, there's bound to be random sh* flying through the air...

Lady of the Star Wind Flash Fiction

Flash fiction by Veronica Scott

House with a Library at the Heart

A budding writer's dream - growing up with a library in the house

G. L. Carriger’s The 5th Gender is a Genre-Smashing Good Time

The 5th Gender - a cozy mystery science fiction and queer romantic comedy with a healthy dose of social commentary

Profiles in Pulp: The First Science Fiction Magazine(s)

Is Amazing Stories the world's first science fiction magazine? Yes. Did it get there all on its lonesome? No.

Best New Science Fiction Books

Check out this month's new SF releases

Anime roundup 9/19/2019: What a Wonderful World

In this week's viewing: Dr. Stone takes a good look around, Granbelm looks for everyday magic, and more!

Take A Pinch of This Genre and A Spoonful of That...

Is it science fiction romance with adventure.  Or maybe it's space opera with space marines and romantic elements.

On the Importance of Having Your Book Translated (Not Your Mind-Set)

When writing for translation - let your identity and cultural background take the lead
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I’m Not Saying it’s Aliens, but….

You knew we were going to get here sooner or later, didn't you.  One of the most interesting things about aliens showing up in videogames is that they often serve the same purpose as they do in broader science fiction.

The Game’s a Journey, Not a Destination

Many times a story isn't so much about what happens at the ending, but rather the journey taken to get there.  In fact the...

What to Do When Your Planet is Trying to Kill You

Kimberly Unger dives into her first post about science fiction in video games with a look at Anthem from Bioware, an MMO based on the concept of terraforming.

London Comic Con May 2018

London Comic Con - cohabiting costumes and cosplay (lots of pichurs!)

Comic Con London – Photos Galore

A plethora of awesome photos from MCM Comic Con, London.

The Orville: Thoughts On Meta Humor

Is The Orville funny, stupid or stupid funny?

Review: Rarity from the Hollow

Amusing at times, shocking at others, a touching and somehow wonderful SFF read.

Wordcon day 2/día 2 (bilingual post)

Videos & pics from Worldcon 75! (Tanya confesses to being a bit overwhelmed)