Stranger in a Strange Land

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 »

Book review: “SUMMER of LOVE” by Lisa Mason IS A TRIP!

Book review: “SUMMER of LOVE” by Lisa Mason IS A TRIP!

This week Steve takes us back to 1967, courtesy of Lisa Mason. Time travel is trippy! Read More »

3D OR NOT 2D?

3D OR NOT 2D?

This week, Steve shares his love of 3D. How do YOU feel about 3D? 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 »

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 »

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 »