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Throwback SF Thursday: Scott Oden Presents The Lost Empire of Sol: A Shared World Anthology of Sword and Planet Tales, edited by Jason M. Waltz and Fletcher Vredenburgh

Can writers today still produce stuff with the verve and the flavor—the outright joy—of the pulp and pulpy tales of yesteryear?  The Lost Empire of Sol is evidence they can.  A collection of otherwise unconnected tales set in a far-future, … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: The Right Hand of Doom, Red Shadows, Rattle of Bones (Solomon Kane)

I finally settled on a Hallowread for this October.  I will be rereading and posting on Dracula.  I will probably also do a post on the 1931 movie.  But I don’t plan on doing as many posts as I did … Continue reading

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Planetary Defense Command Ranks 49 SF Magazines from Best to Worst

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In my last post, I explained why I’ve cut off my first round of magazine reviews at 49, and described my ranking method.  So, on to the results, giving my first issue of each…

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Throwback SF Thursday: Women of Futures Past, edited by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

I discussed Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s essay on women’s contributions to the pulps in my review of Cirsova issue #2.  It was that essay that convinced me to pick up Women of Futures Past.  And, oh, how I am glad I … Continue reading

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2015 Hugo Best Short Story Ballot

The Parliament of Beasts and Birds by John C. Wright There is a reason why speculative fiction magazines encourage writers not to submit stories with talking animals. What a wretched story this is. It is another deeply religious from Wright, … Continue reading

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