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REVIEWS: THE IMPOSSIBLES (retro) and 9 TALES OF RAFFALON (new!) 

REVIEWS: THE IMPOSSIBLES (retro) and 9 TALES OF RAFFALON (new!) 

This week Steve jumps back and forth in his reviews. Back to the early part of the century, forward from there to the 'sixties, and back (forward) to the present! Are you confused? Well, I think we all are at this point. Read More »

An Interview With David Blalock

An Interview With David Blalock

Adam Gaffen interviews H. David Blalock, author of the Angel Killer trilogy, a series that posits an ancient war between good and evil and evil won. Btw - you're one of the bad guys.... Read More »

Review:  Warp Speed by Travis S. Taylor

Review: Warp Speed by Travis S. Taylor

I broke with my standard rule of not buying hardbacks from a new author until I’d actually read the work. Do I regret that decision? It’s hard to say... Read More »

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Interview with SFWA Grand Master Frederik Pohl

Today we are joined by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Grand Master Frederik Pohl. Frederik was one of those wild-eyed youths who through force of will and determination spread science fiction across the world. Even today, his s... Read More »

A Fan’s History – Part 4 – A Visit with Heinlein

A Fan’s History – Part 4 – A Visit with Heinlein

Let’s give cons a rest for a bit and talk about one of science fiction’s greatest writers. Terms like “greatest writers” are usually somewhat subjective, but in this case my opinion is backed by a lot of people. As I write this, it’s July 7, and the ... Read More »

Our Ansible is Missing – Intellectual Property Theft in Science Fiction

Our Ansible is Missing – Intellectual Property Theft in Science Fiction

In 1985, Orson Scott Card published Ender’s Game, a book that relied heavily on the use of a faster-than-light communication system called the Ansible. Card needed the Ansible (or something like it) because through this faster-than-light communicati... Read More »