Author: Steve Davidson

Michael A. Burstein: Library Trustee

Michael A. Burstein: Library Trustee

Michael A. Burstein Michael A. Burstein, award-winning SF author, father of twins,. purportedly excellent husband, is now also a 4-time elected Library Trust for the city of Brookline Mass. Congrats Michael – and congratulations on garnering mo... Read More »

Of Books and Book Shelves: The Travails of an SF Book Collector

Of Books and Book Shelves: The Travails of an SF Book Collector

Sadly, not my private library. It is in fact George Lucas’. As mentioned here and elsewhere, I recently received a boon from my wife.  She finally allowed me to devote some space to bookshelves.  Our quarters are a bit cramped (more due to layo... Read More »

The Art of the IAAA: David A. Hardy – The King of Space Art

Today we begin a new bi-weekly feature that introduces the art and history of the members of the International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA), a group of artists who have as their collective forte the illustration and presentation of scie... Read More »

Amazing Stories Top Posts of April 2013

More Sci Fi Shows To Hit Screens in 2013 Interview With A Wizard: Mike Top Ten RPG Game Systems of All Time Jack Vance Visions of a Dying Earth A Way To End Ebook Piracy The Top Ten Role Playing Games of All Time Deconstructing Horror:  Haun... Read More »

How American Airlines Helped Me Gafiate

How American Airlines Helped Me Gafiate

Bob Walters. All artwork appearing here was originally published in Contact:SF #3 Gafiate, for those whose Fannish Lexicon isn’t handy, is Fan Speak for the act of ‘Getting Away From It All’.  Leaving Fandom.  Putting conventions an... Read More »

From the In Box 4/28/13

Tony C Smith from StarshipSofa sent along the following:   Live Video Writers Workshop with Mike Resnick and Paul Di Filippo 16th June 2013 UK Greenwich Mean Time 17:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST) 12:00 Central Standard Time (CST) 11:00 Mounta... Read More »

Marketing is Destroying the Science Fiction Genre

Marketing is Destroying the Science Fiction Genre

The other day I was listening to NPR as they ran a piece on the TOTALLY NEW! NOT SCIENCE FICTION! genre of Cli Fi or Climate (change) Fiction. A year or so ago I was subjected to the same kind of nonsense with the introduction of the TOTALLY NEW! NOT... Read More »

From the In Box 4/25/2013

Clarion West Receives $10,000 NEA Art Works Grant Seattle,WA—The National Endowment for the Arts announced today that Clarion West will receive a $10,000 Art Works grant to support its six week summer workshop and its one day workshop series. Clarion... Read More »

Anonymous Calls for Internet Blackout to Protest CISPA

A branch of Anonymous called for an internet blackout (voluntary downtime) to bring attention to the CISPA law that recently passed a House vote. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act effectively nullifies privacy contracts between users ... Read More »

From the In Box 4/19/13

Mather offers .99 cent deal on Cyberstorm Larry Tucker – Send Letters, Look for Tapes Matthew Mather, author of Cyberstorm, currently the number 1 novel in Amazon’s Techno-Thriller category, is on sale for a limited time for the low, low... Read More »

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