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A Great Villain Can Save Your Story

A Great Villain Can Save Your Story

Villians. Can't be a hero without 'em! Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Judy Resnik (First Encounters)

Space Shuttle First Flights: Judy Resnik (First Encounters)

Shuttle astronaut Judy Resnik was a pilot, a classical pianist, and had a PhD in Electrical Engineering. And she was a terrific emissary for NASA, as I found out when I invited her to speak to the IBM Shuttle Software team. Read More »

Revisionist Science Fiction History

Revisionist Science Fiction History

How well do you know the history of the creation of the science fiction genre? Read More »

Charles Williams – Inkling

Charles Williams – Inkling

What the heck is an "inkling"? Read More »

The Greatest Fantasy Novels of All Time Part 3

The Greatest Fantasy Novels of All Time Part 3

Find out what novel has just been added to the Greatest Fantasy Novels of All Time list Read More »

What Got YOU Started?

What Got YOU Started?

Most of our greatest founding authors got bit by the SF bug when they discovered science fiction magazines - notably those published by Hugo Gernsback Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Mike Mullane (“No Place for Civilians”)

Space Shuttle First Flights: Mike Mullane (“No Place for Civilians”)

Astronaut Mike Mullane knew Shuttle was an experimental spaceship sitting atop highly volatile explosives. When NASA allowed civilians to ride they were implying it was safe when it was not. Unfortunately, he was right. Read More »

Space Princesses: Royalty in Science Fiction

Space Princesses: Royalty in Science Fiction

 “For God’s sake let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories about the death of kings.” Richard 11, Act 3, Scene 2 Shakespeare knew how to entertain a crowd and teach history at the same time. His plays are rife with kings, queens, dukes, ... Read More »

Noticias Literatura: una guía especial a los recursos españoles de ciencia ficción en línea

Noticias Literatura: una guía especial a los recursos españoles de ciencia ficción en línea

A roundup of spanish language internet resources Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: STS-1 (Columbia) The First Orbital Flight

Space Shuttle First Flights: STS-1 (Columbia) The First Orbital Flight

Our Shuttle flight software team had the “distinction” of hearing Walter Cronkite describe, live and on national television, whether we’d done our work correctly. Read More »

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