Instead of a Festivus Tree, for his last column of 2016, Steve offers a review of the last Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction of 2016, and best wishes for 2017, or whatever the new year will be in YOUR reality.
Continuing his series on the first year of Amazing Stories, Steve sees what “scientifiction” was trying to become: US!
Does Macy’s tell Gimbels? This week a review of the upcoming “Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction Vol. 2”
Our holiday present to our viewers – the holidays as depicted on various pulp magazine covers.
Our weekly roundup of fanzine reviews mixed with just a tad of political commentary
Some of the brightest minds in the science fiction industry talk about how they perceived this ever evolving juggernaut, how the science fiction industry had changed since they first found their way into it, and where the industry was headed. What follows is their amazing insight.
A timeline of the development of science fiction, from one fan’s viewpoint.
I learned a lot about pulp magazines from the early Asimov. To be precise, from The Early Asimov. I’d encountered a few samples of pulp a little earlier, through the mysterious Ms X, as detailed in a previous post, and they were magical. But it was Asimov who put it all in context. I got […]
No. 19 – 2013 June – James Benjamin Blish, Cities in Flight, and Technical Exposition. James Benjamin Blish may not be as widely known as he ought to be, not when you consider the number of Star Trek novelizations he produced. There are a few of Star Trek’s TOS episodes he didn’t adapt into novels: […]
Robert E. Howard may have invented Sword & Sorcery with the first King Kull tale, but he was not the only author working with the raw materials of heroic fantasy. We have already mentioned C. L. Moore and her Jirel of Joiry stories, which were published at the same time as Conan. There were other […]
“I Like Science Fiction, It’s Got Like Giant Robots and Stuff, Right?” Science Fiction’s Self-Esteem Problem Part II: You Actually Read That Crap? Science Fiction has never had an easy time with the literary establishment. The academics tend to view it as puerile escapism while fans see it as the-little-genre-that-could. The origin of both these […]