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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 »

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 ... Read More »

Hugo Murillo Benich: Precursor de la ciencia ficción y narrativa fantástica en Bolivia

Hugo Murillo Benich: Precursor de la ciencia ficción y narrativa fantástica en Bolivia

A profile of Hugo Murillo Benich - forerunner of Bolivian science fiction and fantasy Read More »

Lost Curiosities: The Disappearing Death Ray

Lost Curiosities: The Disappearing Death Ray

Did Tesla have a death ray? Did the FBI take the plans? Read More »

The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time Part 7

The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time Part 7

The Greatest SF Novels of ALL TIME list enters new territory! Read More »

AMAZING THINGS: Futures Past A Visual History of Science Fiction

AMAZING THINGS: Futures Past A Visual History of Science Fiction

The first volume in a proposed 50 volume set of yearbooks devoted to the history of science fiction. Read More »

Worldcon News:  Loncon3

Worldcon News: Loncon3

The latest news and updates from Loncon3, the 72nd World Science Fiction convention. Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Onboard Computers (Shuttle vs. Apollo)

Space Shuttle First Flights: Onboard Computers (Shuttle vs. Apollo)

The Space Shuttle's onboard computer system alone weighed more than the entire Apollo Command Module. Read More »

Fannish Ideals

Fannish Ideals

Fandom has ideals. We ought to remember them. Read More »

Interview with SFWA Grand Master Harlan Ellison®

Interview with SFWA Grand Master Harlan Ellison®

An exclusive interview with one of the genre's greats, Harlan Ellison. Influential, ground-breaking, cantankerous, problematic, loyal-to-a-fault and a genius behind the typer, perhaps the most accurate thing one can say is that there is no other like... Read More »

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