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The Galapagos Incident: Chapter 18

The Galapagos Incident: Chapter 18

A duo of trekkies hauled Glory out of the telepresence cubicle. She protested furiously. “I was in the middle of something!” “Sorry, dudette. Captain’s orders.” Read More »

AMAZING THINGS: Future Daze 2: Reprise … YA SF Anthology

AMAZING THINGS: Future Daze 2: Reprise … YA SF Anthology

A great Science Fiction YA anthology's reprise hits the stands Read More »

AMAZING NEWS: 8/31/14

AMAZING NEWS: 8/31/14

Two New News Features This Week: News Link Roundup from the sensational File 770 and Fanzine Updates from eFanzines.com Read More »

TIME MACHINE: Popular Posts

TIME MACHINE: Popular Posts

Our most popular posts of the week Read More »

The Galapagos Incident: Chapter 17

The Galapagos Incident: Chapter 17

The Kalashnikovs had been printed right here on 11073 Galapagos; they were made of the same tough plastic that the Galapajin used for everything from spacesuit parts to furniture. The ammunition had arrived via the tunnel in the Yonezawas’ basement. Read More »

The Galapagos Incident: Chapter 16

The Galapagos Incident: Chapter 16

Like every residence in the asteroid, the Yonezawas’ house had a deep basement that was supposed to function as a panic room. In fact, the airlock leading to the basement was so old it probably wouldn’t work, even if they cleared out all the stuff that had accumulated inside it over the decades. Jun swung himself over broken gardening tools, ping-pong bats, bundles of used packaging materials, and... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: “Fly-by-Wire”

Space Shuttle First Flights: “Fly-by-Wire”

During high speed atmospheric flight, the extreme forces buffeting the Space Shuttle produced abrupt, violent oscillations that, left unattended, would cause it to spiral out of control. No human was capable of flying the Shuttle unassisted. Read More »

TWO REVIEWS: A Good Book, and a Good Movie!

TWO REVIEWS: A Good Book, and a Good Movie!

Steve reviews a book and a movie that he enjoyed. Read More »

The Ether Patrol

The Ether Patrol

A classic radio show devoted to science fiction Read More »

The Book of VCON, or: One of Them Crazy Fannish Traditions.

The Book of VCON, or: One of Them Crazy Fannish Traditions.

"WHat's all this about!? A "convention" or something?" Yes. An entire hotel filled with the people you used to beat up and belittle in High School. They're armed with swords and 'batlefs', armored with chainmail and storm trooper garb and at some point they're all going to realize - YOU are NOT one of THEM....They will corner you in the elevator or the hall and then - demand that you read one o... Read More »

The Galapagos Incident: Chapter 15

The Galapagos Incident: Chapter 15

Generations of humans had dreamed of uploading their personalities to the cloud, achieving godlike powers of mentation and de facto immortality. That dream remained distant, in terms of both theory and technical feasibility. But brain-computer interfaces were old hat by now, and neural augmentation products had been eagerly taken up by cutting-edge consumers, of whom Glory was one. Her BCI violate... Read More »

Anime Roundup 8/29/2014: Friends With Disadvantages

Anime Roundup 8/29/2014: Friends With Disadvantages

In this week's viewing: Sphinx is going to be sorry about making a friend on Terror in Resonance, Polnareff is very sorry about thinking of his loved ones in JoJo, and more! Read More »

¿Preguntas, Comentarios?

¿Preguntas, Comentarios?

Comments are important, regardless of the language used. Read More »

Recap: “For Services Rendered,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 7

Recap: “For Services Rendered,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 7

Guilt is often at the heart of good horror. Consider Father Karras' guilt over his neglect of his mother in The Exorcist: it's the path that Pazuzu chooses to attempt Karras' corruption. The Strain knows the power of guilt, and tries to use it—but with less success. Read More »

The Goldfinch As Science Fiction

The Goldfinch As Science Fiction

No, this is not a review of The Goldfinch, but a look at the way Tartt’s novel might be read as an accidental sort of science fiction. ... Clearly Donna Tartt had no intention of writing a science fiction novel. There is nothing in the plot of The Goldfinch which is science-fictional. In fact it is the absence of anything science-fictional which is so striking, given that almost half the book is s... Read More »

True Blood: It’s All Over

True Blood: It’s All Over

It is now time to cry bloody tears of farewell.... Read More »

The Galapagos Incident: Chapter 14

The Galapagos Incident: Chapter 14

The Galapagos Incident Chapter 14   Elfrida knew that in order to have a hope of extricating Yumiko from the gibbet, she needed a better understanding of how she’d gotten there in the first place. Yonezawa refused to answer her questions; he just sang hymns. Ushijima sagged in his cage, LED light reflecting off the shaven spot on the crown of his head. Yumiko, too, was silent—in a huff, Elfri... Read More »

The Artful Collector: Highlights from LonCon3 – The Biggest SF Worldcon EVER! (part 1)

The Artful Collector: Highlights from LonCon3 – The Biggest SF Worldcon EVER! (part 1)

A con report on the biggest Worldcon ever. So bit that Jane's report needs three parts. Here's part one. Read More »

Are You Ready for Five Nights at Freddy’s?

Are You Ready for Five Nights at Freddy’s?

Five nights at Freddy's ain't as easy as it sounds. Read More »

Genre Poetry Round Up August 2014

Genre Poetry Round Up August 2014

Our Diva delivers a short report on Worldcon and then dives right back into poetry Read More »

Asni’s Art Blog: Black Hole

Asni’s Art Blog: Black Hole

Black holes represent a deep seated fear of being sucked into the void, propelled out of existence. Read More »

The Best Doctor Who Doctors of All Time

The Best Doctor Who Doctors of All Time

Who (right!) was the BEST Doctor? Pertwee? Baker? Baker? Eccleston? Hartnell? I don't know, but according to Abbot, he's on first base! Read More »

Noticias Literatura 27-8

Noticias Literatura 27-8

Eurocon goes to Barcelona! Read More »

Review: The Adventures of Siskin and Valderan  by Alastair Savage

Review: The Adventures of Siskin and Valderan by Alastair Savage

Savage draws the reader along on his heroes' fantastic missions through careful plotting and subtle foreshadowing, and entertains with original similes, such as: "Siskin was ... eating like a pelican gobbling in a pool of trout." Read More »

Awe and a Sense of Wonder Are Not Universal Human Traits

Awe and a Sense of Wonder Are Not Universal Human Traits

Fans are different.... Read More »

The Galapagos Incident: Chapter 13

The Galapagos Incident: Chapter 13

Yonezawa, Ushijima, and Yumiko were all suspended in cages shaped like hipped vases. The cages hung from a girder above the alley known as the shotengai, or shopping mall. Yumiko was in the middle, Ushijima on her right, Yonezawa on her left. They were causing a traffic jam below, as the Galapajin congregated to stare up at them, unsmiling. Nearby shops were doing a booming trade in snacks and hot... Read More »

Il mese di agosto su Amazing Stories: I piu’ letti

Il mese di agosto su Amazing Stories: I piu’ letti

Our first post in Italian - welcome Italian-speaking fans! Read More »

The Big Bang Theory!

The Big Bang Theory!

Anticipation is high as we quickly approach the season opener! Read More »

What’s Fair is Fair

What’s Fair is Fair

Michael, our in-house expert on all things Hachette and Amazon, braves the slings and arrows to 'splain some things to us. Read More »

Great Writers of Alternate History: The Many Firsts of the 19th Century

Great Writers of Alternate History: The Many Firsts of the 19th Century

Nate Hawthorne wrote AltHist!? Who knew? Matt did.... Read More »

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