John W. Campbell

TIME ENOUGH FOR HEINLEIN—RAH, S/F, AND SEX!

TIME ENOUGH FOR HEINLEIN—RAH, S/F, AND SEX!

Steve looks at Robert A. Heinlein’s SF (and his use of nudity and sex in his SF) then touches on some other classic SF authors’ way of “doing it.” Is Heinlein still worth reading? See for yourself! Read More »

REVIEW: NOV/DEC F&SF—AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

REVIEW: NOV/DEC F&SF—AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Instead of a Festivus Tree, for his last column of 2016, Steve offers a review of the last Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction of 2016, and best wishes for 2017, or whatever the new year will be in YOUR reality. Read More »

ACE DOUBLES and AMAZING ILLUSTRATORS PART II (Redux)

ACE DOUBLES and AMAZING ILLUSTRATORS PART II (Redux)

For the last of his NaNoWriMo ``redux`` columns, Steve finishes his look at Ace Doubles cover illustrators. Nostalgia, indeed! Good old stuff from the Good Old Days! Read More »

ACE Doubles and Cover Illustrators Part One (Redux)

ACE Doubles and Cover Illustrators Part One (Redux)

Continuing his retro-look at some older columns, Steve talks about Ace Doubles and their cover art. We're talking about The Good Old Stuff, in both writing and SF illustration. Get Some Now! Read More »

REALLY “REACHING”—Jack Reacher is NOT SF/F! (Book Review)

REALLY “REACHING”—Jack Reacher is NOT SF/F! (Book Review)

Steve wonders whether the non-SF/F series about Jack Reacher, by Lee Child, could actually be an “underground” SF/F series. Hmmm. Read More »

Hugo Award by the Numbers Part 4

Hugo Award by the Numbers Part 4

Since 1966, the average length of Hugo nominated novels has more than doubled... Read More »

Con Report: CAPCLAVE 2013!!!

Con Report: CAPCLAVE 2013!!!

While I’ve been reading SF for ages, I haven’t participated much in the fandom aspects of the genre. I’ve only been to one other convention and I only made it for a single afternoon. Needless to say, three days seemed like a marathon. Read More »

A Science Fiction Timeline: Yesterday and Tomorrow

A Science Fiction Timeline: Yesterday and Tomorrow

A timeline of the development of science fiction, from one fan's viewpoint. Read More »

Interview with Award-Winning Editor Ellen Datlow

Interview with Award-Winning Editor Ellen Datlow

For more than 30 years, Ellen has edited speculative fiction with a discerning eye, helping to shape the stories and authors we all love to read. 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 »

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