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Throwback SF Thursday: Who Fears the Devil? by Manly Wade Wellman

I went to a panel at the WorldCon in San Antonio a few years back on Texas Pulp SF.  Apart from the 800-lb. 1800-lb. gorilla in the room, Texans were grossly underrepresented in the pulps.  The consensus was that they … Continue reading

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Review of The Broken Universe by Paul Melko

The Broken Universe is the sequel to alternate universe novel The Walls of the Universe. In The Walls, Farmboy John’s doppelganger (himself, from an alternate universe; John Prime), gave him a device that would allow him to move from one … Continue reading

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Review of The Walls of the Universe by Paul Melko

Have you ever wondered what your life might be like had you, or someone else, just made a different, possibly even minor, choice?  Just how much would change?  Such speculation provides the grist for alternate (or parallel) universe novel The … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: Hellboy is Totally Pulp

He likes it that way.  The whole “lonely hero” thing. The other day, with my wife out of town and having set aside my work at the early hour of 8pm, I was looking for something to watch.  I would up … Continue reading

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2017 Hugo Awards Finalists Announced

UPDATE: I dashed this off as quickly as possible, and forgot a few things.  I’ve added another section to the end. The Hugo Awards finalists have been announced.  You can find the full list here.  Looking over this…yeah, I’m not … Continue reading

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Review of Gauntlet by Holly Jennings

I was a big, big fan of Jennings’ debut, Arena.  Gauntlet is a helluva ride too.  Kali Ling, the Warrior, is back to stab people repeatedly in virtual reality melee.  And this time she’s doing it as team owner and … Continue reading

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Review of American Gods by Neil Gaiman

I read American Gods a few years ago and enjoyed it but it didn’t really grab me.  But, I have to admit, I’m excited about the upcoming TV adaptation.  William Morrow has taken advantage of the hype to re-release American … Continue reading

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