Author: J. Jay Jones

No. 23 – 2014 January – David Weber, Military SF, and Neutral Combatants

No. 23 – 2014 January – David Weber, Military SF, and Neutral Combatants

J. Jay Jones surveys the history of David Weber's Honor Harrington universe and then offers up some second-hand critiques. Read More »

No. 22 – 2013 October – Elizabeth Moon, Military Science Fiction, and Female Leads

No. 22 – 2013 October – Elizabeth Moon, Military Science Fiction, and Female Leads

If you like military science fiction, raise the alarm, beat your drum to send all hands to general quarters, and light up your sensors for deep scan. Ms. Moon has several series you won’t want to miss. Read More »

Special Report: Science Fiction Publishing and Art in Italy

Special Report: Science Fiction Publishing and Art in Italy

This Amazing Stories special report interviews several science fiction artist working at Edizioni Della Vigna (Vineyard Publishing). Included are responses to questions from Alessandro Bani, Alexa Cesaroni, and Guiseppe Festino. It's richly sprinkled... Read More »

A young Philip K Dick

No. 20 – Philip K Dick – “Where’s My Head?”

A young Philip K Dick Angst is a modern condition that few of us can escape. How many people, I wonder, wake up each day and ask themselves: “How did I get into this situation?  How can I fix my life? What can I do to straighten out my life?”  Philip... Read More »

Blish, James - formal portrait

No. 19 – James Benjamin Blish, Cities in Flight, and Technical Exposition.

No. 19 – 2013 June – James Benjamin Blish, Cities in Flight, and Technical Exposition. Blish, James – formal portrait James Benjamin Blish may not be as widely known as he ought to be, not when you consider the number of Star Trek n... Read More »

Cherryh Portrait A

No. 18 – C.J. Cherryh, The Faded Sun, and a World Building Ethos.

No. 18 – 2013Jun02 – C.J. Cherryh, The Faded Sun, and a World Building Ethos. NASA Asteroid The next time you look into the night sky, try finding the asteroid, 77185 Cherryh. Admittedly, it’s not an easy task. But it’s up there and named after Carol... Read More »

Bradbury Amazing Portrait - Jeff Durham illustration

No. 17 – Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451, and Book Burning.

No. 17 – 2013May26 – Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451, and Book Burning. Ray Bradbury Portrait – Formal 1959 Ray Bradbury would have you believe that he only wrote a single science fiction story. The rest, he claims, are actually fanta... Read More »

Alice Sheldon Portrait - young

No. 16 – Alice Bradley Sheldon, The Screwfly Solution, and the Secret Life of a CIA Operative.

No. 16 – 2013 May12 – Alice Bradley Sheldon, The Screwfly Solution, and the Secret Life of a CIA Operative. It took a long time before the truth about Alice came out. Alice Sheldon Portrait – young In 1921-22, Alice, as Alice Bradle... Read More »

Arthur Charles Clarke - Pencil drawing

No.15 – Arthur Charles Clarke, A Space Odyssey, and Childhood’s End

No. 15– 2013May05– Arthur Charles Clarke, A Space Odyssey, and Childhood’s End   Arthur Charles Clarke I met Arthur Charles Clarke once when he spoke at my university. He was ebullient and seemed to relish the attention from young academics sedu... Read More »

No. 14 Marion Zimmer Bradley, Darkover, and the Sexual Identity of Telepaths.

Bradley made her first sale as an adjunct to an amateur fiction contest in Amazing Stories in 1949 with the short story “Outpost“, which was published in Amazing Stories Vol. 23, No. 12, the December 1949 issue. Bradley has had a long ass... Read More »

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