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Vintage Science Fiction Month: What The Beastmaster lacks in Fidelity to the Source Material, it makes up for in Weirdness

First things first.  If you’ve read Andre Norton’s The Beast Master—or, better yet, read my review of the same—you should know that the movie adaptation—and it is, technically, an adaptation—has little to do with the book.  Of course, in the … Continue reading

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Vintage Science Fiction Month: The Beast Master is Half-Western, Half-Planetary Romance

I had a heckuva time finding this book.  Like any kid from the tail end of Generation X, I had seen the Beastmaster movie countless times on cable as a kid.  And I picked up at some point that the … Continue reading

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Vintage Science Fiction Month: Read Dune Weekly Goals

Originally posted on RedStarReviews:
We recently announced the #ReadDune Group Read and now that we’re only a week away from starting we wanted to share the weekly target reading goals! This is a little tricky as there are so many…

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Throwback SF Thursday: The Vintage Science Fiction Must Flow

Originally posted on the Little Red Reviewer:
I had to scrape ice off the car windshield yesterday morning.  All the Halloween candy has been eaten. It’s dark when I leave for work in the morning, and dark when I get…

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Vintage Science Fiction Month: The Forever War by Joe Haldeman

Vintage SF Month is hosted by the Little Red Reviewer. The year is 1997.  Otherwise known as the “far future” for people living in 1974.  William Mandella is a bright, young physics student.  Or he was, before he got drafted … Continue reading

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Vintage Science Fiction Month: The Tritonian Ring by L. Sprague de Camp

Vintage SF Month is hosted by the Little Red Reviewer. I’m not typically a big fan of the meddling, minor gods trope.  It’s theologically incoherent and usually makes for nonsensical worldbuilding.  Neil Gaiman’s highly overrated American Gods is the worst … Continue reading

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Throwback SF Thursday Now Featured at the Castalia House Blog

Big News!  I have been invited to write a once-every-other-week column at the Castalia House Blog.  I will be writing Throwback SF Thursday posts over there.  My first post, a review of The Tritonian Ring by Sprague L. de Camp, … Continue reading

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