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On Being a Space Cadet, or: Why It is Never Too Late to Join the Academy

On Being a Space Cadet, or: Why It is Never Too Late to Join the Academy

We're ALL Space Cadets...and now we can wear the name proudly Read More »

The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time Part 11

The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time Part 11

One author gets onto the list a second time! Read More »

Spooky London

Spooky London

Ever since Count Dracula arrived in London aboard the Demeter, London has been a spooky place. Read More »

Just Imagine a Classic Science Fiction Film? Or: a Classic Lack of Imagination?

Just Imagine a Classic Science Fiction Film? Or: a Classic Lack of Imagination?

Just imagine there exists a 1930 film portraying the future world of 1980, a future where people no longer have names, but have numbers instead, like J21, LN18, etc. In this film, the state decrees who marries whom according to its assessment of the... Read More »

Amazingly Enough: Lost And Found – Down The Drain

Amazingly Enough: Lost And Found – Down The Drain

LOST: ONE FRESHWATER LAKE. BLUE IN COLOR. LAST SEEN IN IBERIA PARISH, LOUISIANA, 1980. Read More »

ABSOLUTE ZERO:  Cool Websites (Very Cool):  70s Sci-Fi Art

ABSOLUTE ZERO: Cool Websites (Very Cool): 70s Sci-Fi Art

A gallery of science fiction art from the 70s Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Bob Crippen and Dick Truly – Working with Astronauts

Space Shuttle First Flights: Bob Crippen and Dick Truly – Working with Astronauts

Hearing about the near-legendary competence of NASA astronauts was one thing, seeing it in action was humbling. Bob Crippen and Dick Truly, the two I got to work with on Space Shuttle, were the most impressive professionals I’ve met. Read More »

Aelita, Queen of Mars, or: Redder Than You Think

Aelita, Queen of Mars, or: Redder Than You Think

Watch the soviet era SF film that Stalin hated! Read More »

The Thespian Thesiger–A Lost Icon

The Thespian Thesiger–A Lost Icon

When one usually hears the words “Universal Horror” many names quickly come to mind. The first, and most obvious, names are Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff.  Other famous actors that might pop into heads are Claude Raines, both Lon Chaneys, and perhaps... Read More »

Alien Ruins Good Enough For You? Or, Why Ruins Keep Getting Ruined.

Alien Ruins Good Enough For You? Or, Why Ruins Keep Getting Ruined.

I am a sucker for Sci-Fi movies, art and literature featuring either alien ruins or ruins of a collapsed human society Read More »

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