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Too Long After – A Time Limit On Sequels & Prequels?

Too Long After – A Time Limit On Sequels & Prequels?

How long after is too long? Returning to a great original is fraught with difficulties at any time, but the more time goes by, the more the problems compound. Read More »

Introduction to SFF – 7 – Grandmasters

Introduction to SFF – 7 – Grandmasters

Who are your Grandmasters of Science Fiction? Read More »

Cities in Science Fiction

Cities in Science Fiction

The events in Boston at the beginning of this week were an awful tragedy and, naturally all our hearts go out to the victims. Boston is one of the oldest cities in the US and, like all cities, it has a character and a resilience just like people do.... Read More »

Individualism, Atheism, and the Search for God in Cormac McCarthy’s The Road

Credit: Tom Edwards The following essay originally appeared in issue number 111 of the quarterly journal Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, edited by Graham Sleight. Revised and expanded, 2nd ed. Cormac McCarthy’s post-apocalypt... Read More »

Isaac Asimov in B & W drawing

No.8 Isaac Asimov, Psychohistory, Robot Crimes, and Positronic Brains.

2013Feb24 Isaac Asimov, Psychohistory, Robot Crimes, and Positronic Brains.  Isaac Asimov, aka: Isaak Yudovich Ozimov, aka: Исаак Юдович Озимов, is another member of the Big Four of the Golden Age of Science Fiction. Isaac Asimov drawing In a sens... Read More »