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Marvel Comics “Worlds Unknown” of Known Science Fiction, or: A Good Idea Gone Flopnik?

Marvel Comics “Worlds Unknown” of Known Science Fiction, or: A Good Idea Gone Flopnik?

What’s not to like? You got your alien monster, your alien ruins, your sophisticated space science gizmos, your overall 1950s retro look and art style. Perfect. Exactly what I want in SF comic art, or “graphic art” as they say nowadays. Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Ten Pounds in a Five Pound Sack

Space Shuttle First Flights: Ten Pounds in a Five Pound Sack

The first version of the Shuttle flight software had two serious problems: it couldn’t fit in the computer, and it ran way too slow. IBM was two years into the contract and basically nothing worked. All hell broke loose. Read More »

No Hack, but Lots of Slash: An interview with M. Harold Page

No Hack, but Lots of Slash: An interview with M. Harold Page

An interview with house husband and practicing swordsman, M. Harold Page. Read More »

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 »

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