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RETRO DAYS: ROBERT A. HEINLEIN and SPIDER ROBINSON

RETRO DAYS: ROBERT A. HEINLEIN and SPIDER ROBINSON

This week, Steve tries to go Back to the Future but ends up in the past, where he meets Spider and Jeanne Robinson as well as Robert and Virginia Heinlein! Come with him and see! Read More »

WELCOME TO 2017, and 2016’s LIST OF COLUMNS

WELCOME TO 2017, and 2016’s LIST OF COLUMNS

As he has done for the past several years, Steve looks back (without anger) at the previous year's columns, and hopes you found reading them worthwhile. And now: To Infinity—And Beyond! as someone once said! Read More »

MY PAL, JERRY SOHL!

MY PAL, JERRY SOHL!

Steve reminisces about a writer he used to know. Maybe you know some of the things he's done: meet Jerry Sohl! Read More »

FAREWELL TO ANOTHER FRIEND, FANNISH MEMORIES… and STORYBUNDLES!

FAREWELL TO ANOTHER FRIEND, FANNISH MEMORIES… and STORYBUNDLES!

Another friend gone; Steve mourns Debbie Miller; also New Venture and MosCon reminiscences. And both fiction and non-fiction StoryBundles! Go get 'em! Read More »

MARY-KAREN REID (2016) and BOOK REVIEWS: “FINN FANCY” BOOKS by RANDY HENDERSON

MARY-KAREN REID (2016) and BOOK REVIEWS: “FINN FANCY” BOOKS by RANDY HENDERSON

This week, Steve says a very sad goodbye to longtime fan and friend Mary-Karen Reid from Edmonton, Alberta--and reviews two books by Writers of the Future Grand Prize winner Randy Henderson. Read More »

BOOK REVIEW (THE LAST PRATCHETT): THE SHEPHERD’S CROWN (Sob!) 

BOOK REVIEW (THE LAST PRATCHETT): THE SHEPHERD’S CROWN (Sob!) 

Steve talks about the late Sir Terry Pratchett, and his last book--last DISCWORLD book, too!--which just came out. A new Pratchett is usually a joyous occasion, but this book brings mixed emotions. Read More »

SOME OF THE BEST YA SF EVER: The “Winston Juveniles”—Part One

SOME OF THE BEST YA SF EVER: The “Winston Juveniles”—Part One

Back in the Good Old (or Bad, depends on your point of view) Days, fiction—especially SF—that was written for a teen audience was called “Juvenile” fiction; I don’t believe any disparagement was meant, or at least we juveniles (except for the “delinq... Read More »

ACE Doubles and Some Amazing Illustrators Part One

ACE Doubles and Some Amazing Illustrators Part One

The art work gracing the covers of (most) Ace doubles was credited, another debt we owe Donald A. Wollheim. Read More »

Concise Convention Report and Some Other Thoughts

Concise Convention Report and Some Other Thoughts

A con report from deep in the heart of Rustycon 31 Read More »

One Fan’s History — Badges? We Don’ Need No Steenkin’…(Part One)

One Fan’s History — Badges? We Don’ Need No Steenkin’…(Part One)

Every con has a name badge, and most of them are well designed, like a little piece of art. Badge collecting is a great way to save convention memories Read More »

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