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!
The second of a three part series in which Scide Splitters examines humorous stories eligible for the 1941 Retro Hugos Awards.
The first of a three part series in which Scide Splitters examines humorous stories eligible for the 1941 Retro Hugos Awards.
The Foundation existed! Glorious and bright, it spread its beneficial influence across the spiral arms of the galaxy.
Steve reaches a milestone 100 columns, and reviews the new Writers of the Future anthology and the film Big Hero 6.
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.
Take a look at the first Peruvian in Space!
Giant rabbits and a novel that speaks to literary genre.
Forget UFOs. Science Fiction IS REAL.
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.
Revisiting an excellent interview with Grand Master James Gunn
An interview with World Fantasy Award nominee Scott Lynch
Steve reviews Nina Kiriki Hoffman’s book “Catalyst” and talks about a writers’ workshop.
What good is traveling through space if you can’t look out the window? A spaceship voyage is no good without a window to look out of.
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 […]
Super Under-Size Me!
Does Macy’s tell Gimbels? This week a review of the upcoming “Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction Vol. 2”
Somehow our first taste of fiction always seems to hold a special place in our minds and hearts even after we’ve read hundreds of new stories. Another installment of the ultimate science fiction reading list from some of our favorite authors and editors.
An interview with the author of The Martian, Andy Weir.
John reveals the every day struggles of the writer and catches up on his New Year’s resolutions.
I seem to be unable to do single columns about stuff I’m passionate about. Heinlein is no exception. Robert A. Heinlein, who was characterized as the “Dean of Science Fiction,” though he was not necessarily the oldest or the best writer of SF during his lifetime, began his writing career before he went back into […]
Read Michael A. Burstein’s Cosmic Corkscrew in Amazing Stories 88th Anniversary Issue.
Ahh nostalgia. For a book series? Certainly, so long as its the tete-beche wonder of the Ace Double. Two books in one! Steve waxes eloquent on a reading experience that is sadly largely forgotten.
Lots of ‘ring in the new!’ news – And don’t miss our News Special from Frederik Pohl’s The Way the Future Blogs
Diane goes walkabout on the web and discovers a surprisingly large amount of speculative fiction poetry, just waiting for you all to drop by.
After reading this expose on Star Trek’s Mr. Spock, you will no longer have to wonder why so many people devote themselves to illustrating ‘Spock taking a shower’, nor will you wonder why there is so much Mr. Spock fanfic.
Science Fiction classics are worth another read.
How long after is too long? Returning to a great original is fraught with difficulties at any time, but the more time goes by, the more the problems compound.
Award winning authors discuss how they discovered science fiction.