Category Archives: Science Fiction

Star Wars in Concert is Worth Every Penny for Two Scenes Alone

So this happened… A few quick thoughts on watching Star Wars on a big screen with a full symphony orchestra providing the score: It was worth every penny for two shots alone. First, to see the Star Destroyer at the … Continue reading

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Review of Fire with Fire by Charles Gannon

COMPTON CROOK AWARD FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL. NEBULA AWARD FINALIST. New Science Fiction Adventure Series! National Bestseller in trade paperback.  An agent for a spy organization uncovers an alien alliance in nearby interstellar space—an alliance that will soon involve humanity in … Continue reading

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2017 Dragon Awards Ballot

The Dragon Awards, associated with massive multi-media con DragonCon, are in their second year.  Unlike the Nebulas, which limit voting to SFWA members, and the Hugos, which limit voting to WorldCon members, the Dragon Awards open voting to anyone interested.  … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: The Gondwane Epic by Lin Carter

The full Gondwane Epic runs six books.  Lin Carter apparently planned ten.  I have the first four chronologically—The Warrior of World’s End, The Enchantress of World’s End, The Immortal of World’s End, and The Barbarian of World’s End (there are … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: Cirsova vol. 3

When you see a new short fiction magazine like Cirsova hit the scene—one that publishes such fresh work—you have to wonder whether the editor can keep it up.  Will there be a real pipeline of quality stories, or was there … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: Slaves of the Switchboard of Doom by Bradley Schenck

My original concept for Throwback SF Thursday was less #PulpRevolution and more a mix of Vintage SF (including Campbellian science fiction) and modern fiction that is self-consciously retro.  Maybe it’s Cirsova Magazine or maybe it’s . . . Slaves of … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: The Secret of the Sinharat and People of the Talisman by Leigh Brackett

My exposure to Brackett had been all of one short story, but for some reason I’ve long associated her with Edgar Rice Burroughs. After reading these two novellas, I think the better comparison is to Robert E. Howard (more on … Continue reading

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