Robert A. Heinlein

No. 12 Alfred Elgin van Vogt, Weapons Masters, and The Big Three.

$1995.00. For 15 pages. That’s how much a copy of A. E. van Vogt’s speech, Tomorrow on the March, goes for today. He delivered this speech as the guest of honor at PACIFICON, July 4, 1946. I have to wonder what he would have to say about ... Read More »

Lost In Space! Reviews of Unknown or Underappreciated Books Post #5 The Apocalypse Troll by David Weber

Hello and welcome to what will be an occasional feature on my blog! So – what, exactly, do I mean by ‘unknown or under-appreciated’? To put it simply – not everyone is a Kevin J. Anderson or David Weber or Eric Flint or Robert Heinlein. S... Read More »

Amazing News March 21, 2013

Our Own Felicity Savage is profiled in Lightspeed Magazine Shared Worlds, the Teen Writing Camp has launched its registration drive The April issue of Playboy has a story featuring the Manana Literary Society, a writer’s group whose membership ... Read More »

No. 10 Robert Heinlein, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, and Self-Reliance

No. 10 – 2013Mar10 – Robert Heinlein, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, and Self-Reliance. As a Navy man, Heinlein recruited Isaac Asimov and L. Sprague de Camp into working at the Philadelphia Navy Shipyard. Like Asimov, Heinlein worked with Astou... Read More »

Ned Buntline, Bufalo Bill Cody, Giuseppina Morlacchi, Texas Jack Omohundro (1846-1880) (via Wikipedia)

Crossroads: Riding into Space – Westerns and Speculative Fiction

March is here, and that means it is time to move into a new Crossroads series. For some reason, March always brings to mind melting snow, spring’s inexorable creep across the plains, cold mountains withstanding the coming warmth. In other words... Read More »

The Princess Bride: Is this a Kissing Book?

Crossroads: Is this a Kissing Book? SFF’s Relationship with Romance

Whenever I think of speculative fiction’s relationship to romance, I am always reminded of that scene in The Princess Bride where Fred Savage’s character interrupts his grandpa and – voice dripping with scorn – asks: “Is... Read More »

No. 6 – Theodore Sturgeon, The Next Question, Well-Meaning Scientists and The Evil They Can Cause.

2013 Feb 10 – Theodore Sturgeon, aka/Edward Hamilton Waldo, is best remembered for asking “What’s the next question?” In some portraits, you’ll see Sturgeon wearing a “Q,” with an arrow pointing forward, suspended from a thin, silver chain arou... Read More »

Apollo’s Outcasts Brings Back the Space Adventure

Apollo’s Outcasts Brings Back the Space Adventure

Apollo’s Outcasts Finally, we have an author not afraid to approach fresh innovative science fiction with an old-school style. Apollo’s Outcasts by Allen Steele is an inspiring throwback to the youthful excitement of space travel carved out by ... Read More »

Lost In Space! Reviews of Unknown or Underappreciated Books: #2 Emergence by David R. Palmer

Hello again, and welcome back! So – what, exactly, do I mean by ‘unknown or underappreciated’? To put it simply – not everyone is a Kevin J. Anderson or David Weber or Eric Flint or Robert Heinlein. Some authors – I would venture to say, ... Read More »

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