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Comments, Wherefore Art Thou?

Comments, Wherefore Art Thou?

Let me know why you're not commenting on the site. Read More »

Knock, Knock, Knocking on Heaven’s Door

Knock, Knock, Knocking on Heaven’s Door

It's been exactly four years since the last time the world was supposed to end. Catch up with all the best end of the world theories here! Read More »

Guest Post by Foz Meadows: Unempathic Bipeds of Failure: The Relationship Between Stories and Politics

Guest Post by Foz Meadows: Unempathic Bipeds of Failure: The Relationship Between Stories and Politics

Owing to recent political developments, I’ve been thinking a lot recently about politics in SFF, not just as a general concept, but in relation to my own history with the genre. Read More »

Walking Away from the Walking Dead

Walking Away from the Walking Dead

No more Walking Dead for me. Read More »

SFWA

Report on the Bi-Annual SFWA Binary Report

I am often asked the same basic question about SFWA that I am asked about Worldcon:  “If you can’t go to the con, why are you buying a supporting membership, just to vote for the Hugos?” Considering that this question is rarely, if ... Read More »

Cosplay at Toronto Fan Expo

Cosplay at Toronto Fan Expo

Ira Nayman makes the argument that cosplayers should be accepted as fans as much as anybody else...but, really, it's just an excuse to share photos of cosplayers he took at the 2016 Toronto Fan Expo. Shh... Read More »

Star Trek Is Fifty – and”OMG! I’m Old Enough To Have Seen the Whole Thing!”

I was a Trekkie before I was a Fan Read More »

Hugo Worthiness

Hugo Worthiness

Message fic or swashbuckling tales of spaceships and aliens? SF is often both at the same time and how a reader receives it may say more about the reader than the work. Read More »

The Face of Science Fiction

The Face of Science Fiction

The face of the Hugo Awards is changing! Read More »

Woman Can’t Be Comedians? Funny You Should Say That…

Woman Can’t Be Comedians? Funny You Should Say That…

With no concern for his safety, Ira Nayman wades into the controversy over whether women can be funny, exploring possible reasons for why men are so resistant to the idea. Read More »

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