Monthly Archives: January 2019

Robert Jordan’s Previously Unpublished Warrior of the Altaii to be Published in Fall 2019

Tor Books has just announced that they will be publishing Warrior of the Altaii by Robert Jordan in fall 2019.  Warrior of the Altaii is the book that started Jordan’s career, but it has never been published.  Expect something more … Continue reading

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Vintage Science Fiction Month: Space Cadet by Robert Heinlein

I know that Space Cadet is a good book on an intellectual level.  But it doesn’t evoke the same kind of visceral gut reaction that Have Space Suit—Will Travel did.  There certainly isn’t anything remotely as gripping as the two … Continue reading

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Top Ten Tuesday: New-To-Me Favorite Authors of 2018

This is my favorite of all Top Ten Tuesday posts.  To the point that you can find favorite new-to-me authors posts going back past when I actually started participating in Top Ten Tuesdays.  Some blog prompts are so great you … Continue reading

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Vintage Science Fiction Month: Nightfall and Other Stories by Isaac Asimov

Nightfall and Other Stories is a collection of 20 pieces of short fiction by Isaac Asimov, including, of course, the novelette “Nightfall,” one of his most famous works.  “Nightfall” was Asimov’s 32nd work but in many ways his first breakout … Continue reading

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Recommendations for Serious Downtime

A dear friend of mine recently had major surgery and is looking at a long recovery.  Which sucks, but CAN YOU IMAGINE THE TIME TO READ?!?  And watch movies and stuff, I guess.  She is fishing for recs, and lacking … Continue reading

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Submit Your 2018 Nominations

Originally posted on Planetary Awards:
Happy New Year — it’s time to nominate your favorite science fiction and fantasy writing for the 2018 Planetary Awards. We’re again doing only two categories: Shorter story (under 40,000 words/160 paperback pages) Longer story…

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Vintage Science Fiction Month: Astounding by Alec Nevala-Lee

Astounding is, broadly speaking, a biography of four seminal figures in science fiction history: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, and L. Ron Hubbard (although Hubbard’s influence is mostly outside of science fiction), and one seminal science fiction … Continue reading

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