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And Thanks for All the Fish

And Thanks for All the Fish

So, the thing you have to understand about me is that I love words. Like most writers, I love working with words on my own creations. (Most, not all: the history of literature is strewn with people who hated working with words. I often wonder why they didn’t become plumbers or accountants, but, if you think about it, they probably would have hated that, too.) But I love working with other people’s... Read More »

AMAZING NEWS: 11/19/2017

AMAZING NEWS: 11/19/2017

Last Jedi, Deadpool, A Wrinkle in Time, Leonids, MAGA toys, Resnick, Cummings, Cards Against Humanity Read More »

AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 11/19/2017

AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 11/19/2017

Sanderson, Cochran, Beagle, Dragon Award nominations open, Nebula nominations, Lou Donato, Dr. Who X-Mas special Read More »

JO PHAN’S READS:  This Week in Fanzines

JO PHAN’S READS: This Week in Fanzines

Check out the Rusty Hevelin collection Read More »

TIME MACHINE: Popular Posts

TIME MACHINE: Popular Posts

Our most read posts from the previous week. Read More »

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Slaughterbots – a Chilling Short Film

What happens when we let our weapons choose their own targets? Read More »

Up Coming Conventions

Up Coming Conventions

A presentation of my upcoming convention appearances, where I explain the origins and purposes of science fiction's secret cabal. Read More »

Don’t Miss the Leonids

Don’t Miss the Leonids

One of the year's best meteor showers will be peaking soon! Read More »

BOOK REVIEWS: GARDNER’S “ALL THOSE EXPLOSIONS…” AND ROUNDS, MARKS II & III

BOOK REVIEWS: GARDNER’S “ALL THOSE EXPLOSIONS…” AND ROUNDS, MARKS II & III

This week Steve reviews three newer books: one is outstanding and the other two are worth reading. What’re the odds on that? Read More »

The Art of the Pulps:  Review

The Art of the Pulps: Review

A new, luscious art book devoted to the history of the pulp magazines. Read More »

Larry Niven Predicted it – Iran may have the solution to Organlegging

Larry Niven Predicted it – Iran may have the solution to Organlegging

Legalizing the sale of human organs could save lives. Read More »

SPACE NATION LAUNCHES FIRST SATELLITE

SPACE NATION LAUNCHES FIRST SATELLITE

World's first "Space KIngdom" launches first mission. Read More »

Anime roundup 11/16/2017: Child’s Play

Anime roundup 11/16/2017: Child’s Play

In this week's viewing: Inuyashiki and Guru-Guru explore parental failure, Hozuki's Coolheadedness says the Messiah is a very naughty boy, and more! Read More »

“Quark Fusion” Produces Eight Times More Energy Than Nuclear Fusion

“Quark Fusion” Produces Eight Times More Energy Than Nuclear Fusion

Quark fusion is a theoretical form of energy that could provide eight times more power than nuclear fusion. Read More »

Noticias Literatura 16-11

Noticias Literatura 16-11

News from and of interest to the Spanish speaking speculative fiction community. Read More »

Terrestrial Planet 11 Light Years Away Discovered

Terrestrial Planet 11 Light Years Away Discovered

The New York Times is reporting the discovery of a terrestrial planet 11 light years away – one of the closest discovered to date   A Nearby Earth-Size Planet May Have Conditions for Life – The New York Times Read More »

Excerpt from The Whispering Skull by Ed Greenwood

Excerpt from The Whispering Skull by Ed Greenwood

Wolf attacks...strange voices in the night...odd things are happening in this excerpt from Ed Greenwood's new novel, The Whispering Skull. Read More »

Excerpt from The Whispering Skull by Ed Greenwood

Excerpt from The Whispering Skull by Ed Greenwood

Wolf attacks...strange voices in the night...odd things are happening in this excerpt from Ed Greenwood's new novel, The Whispering Skull. Read More »

Miner 2049’ers – Mining the Moon

Miner 2049’ers – Mining the Moon

When we've mined the Earth for all of the metals we can, will we look to space for more? We altready are. Read More »

Book Review: All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

Book Review: All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

All Our Wrong Todays is one of those rare alternate history books in which our present is the dystopia compared to the alternative. And it's a lot of fun! Read More »

Dwarf Planet has Ring, Looks like Potato

Dwarf Planet has Ring, Looks like Potato

Rings may be a common feature of objects that orbit outside of Neptune. Then, there's Haumea... Read More »

To Sleep – Perchance to Hibernation? 

To Sleep – Perchance to Hibernation? 

Is human hibernation possible? Really? Read More »

Interview with Swiss artist/author Christian Kallias

Interview with Swiss artist/author Christian Kallias

Author, artist, techie - is there anything Christian Kallias can't do? Read More »

Shift Change

Shift Change

Website update. Read More »

AMAZING NEWS: 11/12/2017

AMAZING NEWS: 11/12/2017

Why is there a ripped piece of cardboard in 1931 Dracula? Why victims of harassment don't speak out, Tardigrades!, millions of names being sent to Mars, giant bugs discovered, the creature walks and more! Read More »

AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 11/12/2017

AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 11/12/2017

SF Films that flopped, Goodreads nominations, Stranger Things explained, PKD...and...Wesley Crusher Read More »

JO PHAN’S READS:  This Week in Fanzines

JO PHAN’S READS: This Week in Fanzines

Beam 12, Challenger 41, Alexiad 95, November CyberCozen and 11/1 The Revenge of Hump Day Read More »

TIME MACHINE: Popular Posts

TIME MACHINE: Popular Posts

Golden Amazon, Hollywood Studio System,. Ice Blades on Pluto, Alternate Israels, SF Romance...what else have you been missing? Read More »

BACK TO THE GOOD OLD STUDIO SYSTEM

BACK TO THE GOOD OLD STUDIO SYSTEM

The "studio system", killed by anti-trust litigation in the 50s, is making a not-so subtle comeback in the digital age. Read More »

REVIEW: NOT ANOTHER ZOMBIE BOOK: “HELL IS EMPTY…” by Mark Rounds

REVIEW: NOT ANOTHER ZOMBIE BOOK: “HELL IS EMPTY…” by Mark Rounds

After a two-week absence, Steve returns with a book review. Complimentary—and scathing—Steve talks about Mark Rounds’ first book. Read More »

Hack the Planet! Proposals for Slowing Climate Change

Hack the Planet! Proposals for Slowing Climate Change

Climate scientists have just published two new studies outlining ways that we could use geoengineering to alter the climate, but neither is without its problems. Read More »

Novedades de Octubre

Novedades de Octubre

News of speculative fiction book publications, magazines and more of interest to Spanish speaking fans. Read More »

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