Jim C. Hines

Scide Splitters: Terminal Alliance by Jim C. Hines

Scide Splitters: Terminal Alliance by Jim C. Hines

Jim C. Hines, known for his fantasy novels, tries his hand at humorous military SF and presents us with an unlikely group of heroes—Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse. Read More »

Scide Splitters: Unidentified Funny Objects 6 edited by Alex Shvartsman

Scide Splitters: Unidentified Funny Objects 6 edited by Alex Shvartsman

Unidentified Funny Objects, science fiction and fantasy’s first and only annual humor anthology series, is back for a sixth year with stories by Jim C. Hines, Mike Resnick, Alan Dean Foster, Jody Lynn Nye, Esther Friesner, Gini Koch, Ken Liu, Jack Ca... Read More »

The Audio File: Superheroes

The Audio File: Superheroes

Sam takes a tour of free audio fiction on the web. Read More »

Scide Splitters: Unidentified Funny Objects 3 edited by Alex Shvartsman

Scide Splitters: Unidentified Funny Objects 3 edited by Alex Shvartsman

Science fiction and fantasy’s only annual humor anthology returns with stories from Robert Silverberg, Mike Resnick, Tim Pratt, Piers Anthony, Kevin J. Anderson, Jody Lynn Nye, and more. Read More »

Marion Zimmer Bradley: When a Classic Gets Tainted

Marion Zimmer Bradley: When a Classic Gets Tainted

Reactions to Moria Greyland's revelations about Marion Zimmer Bradly from the genre community. Read More »

Scide Splitters: Unidentified Funny Objects 2 edited by Alex Shvartsman

Scide Splitters: Unidentified Funny Objects 2 edited by Alex Shvartsman

If done well, an anthology is like a box of chocolates filled with a variety of delectable confections. Granted, there are bound to be a few flavors you are not partial to, but on the whole, the selection is delightful. When not done so well, you en... Read More »

The Language of Scandal: Why Do Speculative Fiction Writers Love Disgusting Scatological Insults?

The Language of Scandal: Why Do Speculative Fiction Writers Love Disgusting Scatological Insults?

Why has this man been labelled "a poo-flinging chimp," among other, less printable things? I have an idea or two (a rare occurrence, I know, I know). Read More »

From the In Box 6/1/13

From the In Box 6/1/13

SFWA CONTROVERSY:  RESNICK & MALZBERG & ‘SEXIST’ COVERS Daniel M. Kimmel Announces BOFCA Facebook Page SFWA Controversy!!!  Authors Up in Arms! Pitchforks and Torches Heading for the Castle! In the immortal words of Dr. Venkman, f... Read More »

The Clubhouse: Looking for fandom — ConFusion at 40, Part 4

The Clubhouse: Looking for fandom — ConFusion at 40, Part 4

Wherefore fandom? Fandom does not equal “the science fiction market.” To be a fan it’s not enough just to be a consumer of science fiction. To be part of fandom you have to participate in fandom as a community. You have to interact... Read More »