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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 »

Imágenes de la interculturalidad en Star Trek

Star Trek was the first science fiction television show to deal seriously with multiculturalism and the "other." Read More »

MOVIE REVIEW and a TV Pilot: CHAPPIE, AN UNDERRATED SF MOVIE, and SUPERGIRL

MOVIE REVIEW and a TV Pilot: CHAPPIE, AN UNDERRATED SF MOVIE, and SUPERGIRL

Steve returns with two reviews: a film and a TV pilot. The film's a good one; the pilot not so much. See what you think! Read More »

Review: Crash, by Guy Haley

Review: Crash, by Guy Haley

Who wouldn't be discombobulated, finding oneself expelled from suspended animation amid the remains of a starship scattered across an alien world? Read More »

How Big is a Book?

How Big is a Book?

How big is a book? SF & Fantasy books were slim volumes in wire racks until market forces created the massive tomes we're used to today. What happened? Read More »

MY YEAR IN REVIEW—Looking Backward and Forward!

MY YEAR IN REVIEW—Looking Backward and Forward!

Steve celebrates his first year of blogging for Amazing Stories online. Read More »

Heinlein’s YA Novels From Scribners and Other Things, continued

Heinlein’s YA Novels From Scribners and Other Things, continued

Heinlein's YA (Juvenile) work is still generating praise and controversy. Read More »

ROBERT A. HEINLEIN’S JUVENILES: Are they still good? (Part Two of Three)

ROBERT A. HEINLEIN’S JUVENILES: Are they still good? (Part Two of Three)

Steve posits some similarities between Robert A. Heinlein and Captain America in this continuation of his examination of the RAH "juveniles". Read More »

ROBERT A. HEINLEIN’S JUVENILES: Are they still good? (Part One)

ROBERT A. HEINLEIN’S JUVENILES: Are they still good? (Part One)

I seem to be unable to do single columns about stuff I’m passionate about. Heinlein is no exception. Robert A. Heinlein, who was characterized as the “Dean of Science Fiction,” though he was not necessarily the oldest or the best writer of SF during ... 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 »

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