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!
A March roundup, in which Amazing Stories is prominent, numerous reviews are written and film and fandom are discussed.
Popular posts range the gamut from book reviews to Youtube Channels, horror giants, Canadian awards, civil war alternate history and more
The eternal champion returns
Heightened by the fears of the unknown, stories within the mysterious confines of space made for colorful entertainment and speculation, and Clarke used this tension to his advantage in Who’s There.
The Real is a parallel world in which the Second World War never happened, where Alan Turing emigrated to America in the 1950’s and laid the foundations for the development of Turing Gates. By 1968 the CIG was beginning to use the Gates to secretly explore parallel worlds. … There is a lot of plot in Cowboy Angels. There is also a lot of Bourne-movie style action. McAuley builds the suspense well and the set-pieces are effectively conceived.
Day One by Nate Kenyon is a fast paced action thriller that brings the worlds of science fiction fandom and conspiracy theorists all together in one volume.
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Steve looks at two “new” releases–classic SF by the late William Rotsler, multitalented fan, writer and artist.
Ben Bova, editor of Analog & Omni, author of many fine SF works, always deserves a second look.
he 13th inductee into our growing list of The Greatest SF Novels of All TIme!
Arthur C. Clarke’s short story ‘If I Forget Thee Oh Earth…’ isn’t just about doomsday. It is a lesson in the art of writing good science fiction.
It would be tough to go wrong with this list of recommended Holiday reads by the Grand Masters of Science Fiction
What are our kids reading these days? The next generation of fandom may be in for quite a surprise from a literary perspective.
don’t much care about the superhero films. I don’t expect much from them, and was only disappointed by The Dark Knight Rises in that it wasn’t as good as The Dark Knight. But Interstellar is disappointing in a very different way.
Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang is one of the greatest science fiction novels of all time. Kate Wilhelm is one of the cornerstones of the science fiction industry, and many consider this her best work.
No Morning After is one of those stories by Arthur C. Clarke that you can read over and over and find something new every time.
One author gets onto the list a second time!
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.
A well traveled novel makes its way on to our Best of All Time list.
Into the Comet by Arthur C. Clarke is one of the writer’s many short story looks at futuristic problems where the solutions may come from the most basic of means.
This week we are going back before the science fiction awards were created to find our entry into the list of the greatest science fiction novels of all time. In fact, we are going back before science fiction was science fiction. Science fiction has always been around, but it wasn’t until the 20th Century that […]
A new inductee into the Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
The Greatest SF Novels of ALL TIME list enters new territory!
I don’t want to be teleported. Oh, I know it is the ultimate science fiction method of travel and that it has been employed regularly by the crew of the Starship Enterprise among others. I know that it has long been the dream of science fiction readers to have a method of travel that is […]
In 2001 I wrote that A.I. was more successful as a fable that as pure SF, a film to be seen and argued over, which in the current climate of mindless special effects dominated action fodder made it easy to over-rate.
RK Troughton continues to assemble a list of the greatest science fiction novels of all time, based on objective measures
The fifth inductee into Amazing Stories list of the greatest science fiction novels of all time.
Dune has now been added to our list of the Greatest SF Novels of All Time!
Tanya rounds up the past months’ offerings in translation.