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Book Haul Post: Appendix N by Jeffro Johnson

Bursting with critical thought without an outlet, I started writing Amazon reviews six years ago.  The natural constraints of that format began to chafe, and I started this blog over a year and a half ago.  The catalyst was the … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: The Dying Earth by Jack Vance

Why Can’t They Write Stories Like This Anymore? I haven’t been shy about singing the praises of Schuyler Hernstrom’s work in Cirsova issue 1 and issue 2.  Then am I going to agree with Seagull Rising that “Hernstrom’s Images of … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: Hiero’s Journey by Sterling Lanier

The 70s are my favorite era of cinema.  There was a lot of great visual storytelling (Star Wars, Vanishing Point).  It was the decade of the car chase movie (Gone in 60 Seconds, Smokey and the Bandit, Mad Max, Vanishing … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: Pirates of Venus by Edgar Rice Burroughs

One of the high-level changes that separates modern speculative fiction from the old stuff is the balkanization of science fiction among hard science fiction, social science fiction, and adventure fiction.  You know that wasn’t always so, but the brain still … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: The High Crusade by Poul Anderson

In the year of our Lord 1345, a big, silvery spaceship lands in a small barony in England.  First contact is tough; one blaster blast from them, and a whole lot of clothyard shafts, lance tips, and sword blows from … Continue reading

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