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RETRO REVIEW: ROBERT A. HEINLEIN’S THE DOOR INTO SUMMER

RETRO REVIEW: ROBERT A. HEINLEIN’S THE DOOR INTO SUMMER

Following on the heels of his Heinlein columns, Steve decides to retro review The Door Into Summer. Is it worth reading? Well… that depends. Read this and find out. Read More »

WELCOME TO 2017, and 2016’s LIST OF COLUMNS

WELCOME TO 2017, and 2016’s LIST OF COLUMNS

As he has done for the past several years, Steve looks back (without anger) at the previous year's columns, and hopes you found reading them worthwhile. And now: To Infinity—And Beyond! as someone once said! Read More »

RETRO REVIEW: ANDRE NORTON (1 of several)  

RETRO REVIEW: ANDRE NORTON (1 of several)  

A lot of old ('50s and early '60s) SF was written by women under masculine or masculine-sounding names. One of the best was Andre Norton. Join Steve in a look at this terrific action/adventure SF like they "just don't write anymore!" Read More »

JO PHAN’S READS: This Week In Fanzines

JO PHAN’S READS: This Week In Fanzines

This week's reads, plus a special roundup of 'zines on the 1941 Retro Hugo ballot by Fanac.org Read More »

Retro Read: A Matter for Men:  War Against the Chtorr Book 1, by David Gerrold

Retro Read: A Matter for Men: War Against the Chtorr Book 1, by David Gerrold

A Method For Madness, book 5 in the War Against the Chtorr series will soon be released. It's time to take a look at books 1 thru 4. Read More »

BOOK REVIEW: STAR GUARD BY ANDRE NORTON and other stuff

BOOK REVIEW: STAR GUARD BY ANDRE NORTON and other stuff

This week Steve's all over the map. He reviews an old YA by Andre Norton, talks about cover artists (including Ed Emshwiller) and answers a comment from a reader. Oh, and he throws in a little egoboo for himself. Read More »

IF MAGAZINE (“Worlds of Science Fiction”) ISSUE #1 (1952) AND SOME RANDOM STUFF 

IF MAGAZINE (“Worlds of Science Fiction”) ISSUE #1 (1952) AND SOME RANDOM STUFF 

Steve takes a look back at 1952, and the first issue of "IF Worlds of Science Fiction"--plus a word of advice for newer writers from Chuck Wendig (link) and some personal news. Read More »

Scide Splitters: 1941 Retro Hugo Eligible Short Stories

Scide Splitters: 1941 Retro Hugo Eligible Short Stories

The third and final part of a series in which Scide Splitters examines humorous stories eligible for the 1941 Retro Hugos Awards. Read More »

LESLIE CHARTERIS’S “AMAZING” SAINT

LESLIE CHARTERIS’S “AMAZING” SAINT

Is it old? Is it new? Is it even SF/F? Steve examines the ever-popular Saint series by Leslie Charteris. Read More »

CREATED: THE DESTROYER   (Book Series Review)

CREATED: THE DESTROYER   (Book Series Review)

This week, Steve looks at the popular book series The Destroyer and their Film and TV counterparts. (Caution: this series is more violent than Game of Thrones!) Read More »

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