H. G. Wells

Bulgarian Science Fiction: An Introduction

Bulgarian Science Fiction: An Introduction

Radi Radev and John Dodds introduce us to the world of Bulgarian Science Fiction. Read More »

It Happened Here or Why Alternate History Can Be Terrifying

It Happened Here or Why Alternate History Can Be Terrifying

There is nothing inevitable about the real world as we experience it. A simple decision by a single individual can send history hurtling down a whole new path. Read More »

SciFi4Me.com, Your Portal to the Science Fiction Multiverse

SciFi4Me.com, Your Portal to the Science Fiction Multiverse

“Greetings! Welcome to SciFi4Me.com – where we talk science fiction, not wrestling. “ I ask you how can one not love a sci-fi based website that has that as the first thing you see on their homepage? It certainly got my attention. I know I overuse t... Read More »

Scide Splitters: This is My Funniest, Edited by Mike Resnick

Scide Splitters: This is My Funniest, Edited by Mike Resnick

Review of This Is My Funniest, a short story anthology edited by Mike Resnick. Read More »

The War Of the Worlds 115th & 75th Anniversary

The War Of the Worlds 115th & 75th Anniversary

It's been 115 years since Wells unleashed the Martian invasion on us, and 75 years since Orson Welles made us take to the streets in panic. Read More »

Interview with SFWA Grand Master Robert Silverberg

Interview with SFWA Grand Master Robert Silverberg

Today we are joined by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Grand Master Robert Silverberg. Mr. Silverberg writes speculative fiction that travels where he wants it to go, pushing aside the traditional limitations with which many wri... Read More »

BERNHARDT J. HURWOOD,  an unsung Hero of my Childhood.

BERNHARDT J. HURWOOD, an unsung Hero of my Childhood.

Poe was too dry and Lovecraft was too trippy for my 10 year old soul, but Mr. Hurwood hit the spot, scratched the itch, tripped my trigger and blew my gaskets! Read More »

What is the Vampire of Science Fiction?

What is the Vampire of Science Fiction?

I’m not talking about the salt vampire of Star Trek or anything so literal. I’m talking about vampires in the sense that they fill fantasy and horror in a continuing and ubiquitous fashion despite being done to death (so to speak), and th... Read More »

Ray guns don’t kill people, peop … — oh wait, yes they do!

Ray guns don’t kill people, peop … — oh wait, yes they do!

Be careful. Be careful, they got ray guns. – Loomis in the Carpenter Street episode of Star Trek: Enterprise, 11/26/2003 In Ray Bradbury’s epic The Martian Chronicles, published in 1950, the author presented his futuristic vision of what might ... Read More »

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Crossroads: “Speculative” Literary Fiction and SF/F Techniques

Last week, we talked about how works of speculative fiction deploy techniques commonly found in literary fiction. This week, we’re going to flip that coin and look at how mainstream literary fiction employs techniques developed and refined in s... Read More »

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