Author: Ricky L. Brown

Sam Gunn – What a Character

Sam Gunn – What a Character

As a master of expressing the true nature of human existence through realistic characters who strive to succeed for the betterment of man in a world often ruled by power hungry individuals, Bova remains true to form with the Sam Gunn character. Read More »

Anniversary by Isaac Asimov

Anniversary by Isaac Asimov

The short story Anniversary by Isaac Asimov is an example of life imitating art and an imaginative author’s ability to predict some of the technical advancements and legal issues of over fifty years in the future. Read More »

“I Cannot Live Without Books”

“I Cannot Live Without Books”

The genre of science fiction followed Thomas Jefferson’s famous quote “I cannot live without books” by almost a century, but what does the rest of his message mean to today’s fandom? Read More »

Marooned off Vesta by Isaac Asimov

Marooned off Vesta by Isaac Asimov

Marooned off Vesta was Asimov’s first published story, appearing in the March 1939 issue of Amazing Stories. The story, and the story behind the story, is an example of man’s will and determination to to never give up. Read More »

Getting Lost in Lost in Space

Getting Lost in Lost in Space

Not to be confused with the television series of the late 60’s, this novel is an absorbing classic story where the readers will find themselves getting Lost in Space right along with the characters. Read More »

You Can’t Beat a Double Ace

You Can’t Beat a Double Ace

The double novels produced by Ace Books were works of art, inside and out. You just can’t beat holding a double Ace in your hand. Read More »

It’s All About the Vessel

It’s All About the Vessel

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea was a 1961 classic science fiction tale of near disaster filled with plenty of mystery and suspense. But the main character and true hero of the story was a submarine called the U.S.O.S Seaview. Read More »

Don’t Quote Me on This, But…

Don’t Quote Me on This, But…

Quoting lines from science fiction can be expected amongst the members of fandom. But getting it right is vital to your nerd credibility. Read More »

Books That Never Were – Farewell Atlantis

Books That Never Were – Farewell Atlantis

Taking a look at fiction within fiction: literary works that has appeared in books or movies, but never published in the real world. Read More »

Hey, Who Shot First? Again!

Hey, Who Shot First? Again!

A fan’s examination of the evolution of Star Wars from book to film to book to re-releases. Read More »

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