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March’s Writing Prompt: A Week at the Conference Table

March’s Writing Prompt: A Week at the Conference Table

This month's writing prompt involves strange going... Read More »

Review: Survival Game by Gary Gibson

Review: Survival Game by Gary Gibson

Turning that distinctive recipe of post-apocalypti... Read More »

Review: Terraforming: Ecopolitical Transformations and Environmentalism in Science Fiction by Chris Pak

Review: Terraforming: Ecopolitical Transformations and Environmentalism in Science Fiction by Chris Pak

Highlighting the popular speculative element, Terr... Read More »

On Ecology, Women and Science Fiction: Part 1, Gnosis

On Ecology, Women and Science Fiction: Part 1, Gnosis

Science fiction author and limnologist Nina Montea... Read More »

Top 10 Young Adult Books You Need To Read By Fall

Top 10 Young Adult Books You Need To Read By Fall

Now that summer is winding down a bit, it's time t... Read More »

Review: Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer

Review: Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer

A fresh take on traditional literature, Too Like t... Read More »

Review: Earthbound by Mark R. Healy

Review: Earthbound by Mark R. Healy

The novel Earthbound by Mark R. Healy is a fast pa... Read More »

Review:  Gideon Smith and the Mask of the Ripper by David Barnett

Review: Gideon Smith and the Mask of the Ripper by David Barnett

Gideon Smith, Aloysius Bent, Rowena Fanshaw, Bell ... Read More »

Review: The Sleeping King by Cindy Dees and Bill Flippin

Review: The Sleeping King by Cindy Dees and Bill Flippin

Based on the Dragon Crest fantasy role playing gam... Read More »

Resonating with the Universe

Resonating with the Universe

Which came first? Story or reality? Read More »

WHA…? JOHNNY CASH and SF? I FELL INTO A BURNING RING OF…

WHA…? JOHNNY CASH and SF? I FELL INTO A BURNING RING OF…

Steve gets all excited over a shared-universe anth... Read More »

Consideraciones sobre Reseñas de Libros

Consideraciones sobre Reseñas de Libros

Tanya, as an author, contemplates what inspires he... Read More »

The Dream of a New Earth

The Dream of a New Earth

Science Fiction has long offered a "backup plan" f... Read More »

The Fourth Gwenevere by John James

The Fourth Gwenevere by John James

A tale of forensic authorship, the discovery and c... Read More »

MOVIE REVIEW(s): DIVERGENT and an oldie

MOVIE REVIEW(s): DIVERGENT and an oldie

Steve dissects two movies: a new one and an oldie.... Read More »

The Road to Middle-Earth by Tom Shippey

The Road to Middle-Earth by Tom Shippey

The Road to Middle-Earth is a wonderful companion ... Read More »

Star Wars and the EU

Star Wars and the EU

All was well until Lucas sold to Disney Read More »

Social Media In Fiction and The Rebirth of Cyberpunk

Social Media In Fiction and The Rebirth of Cyberpunk

Alternate economies, cyberpunk and world-building ... Read More »

Talus and the Frozen King by Graham Edwards

Talus and the Frozen King by Graham Edwards

A murder mystery set in stone age Britian. Read More »

Exploring strange new worlds every  Wednesday

Exploring strange new worlds every Wednesday

Go from an orbiting space habitat to a world of de... Read More »

The Art & Science of World Building: The Tools You Need to Make a Believable World

The Art & Science of World Building: The Tools You Need to Make a Believable World

World building requires art AND science. Nina tak... Read More »

Una mujer-lobo embarazada: ejercicio de verosimilitud

Una mujer-lobo embarazada: ejercicio de verosimilitud

SI UNA MUJER-LOBO EMBARAZADA SE TRANSFORMA, ¿EL BE... Read More »

MOVIE REVIEW: The Hunger Games Part Two: Catching Fire

MOVIE REVIEW: The Hunger Games Part Two: Catching Fire

It’s becoming increasingly obvious that we’re appr... Read More »

Can Environmental SF Help Save Our Planet?

Can Environmental SF Help Save Our Planet?

An introduction to another sub-genre of science fi... Read More »

Review: The Space Opera Renaissance edited by Kathryn Cramer & David G. Hartwell

Review: The Space Opera Renaissance edited by Kathryn Cramer & David G. Hartwell

An updated review of a seminal and influential ant... Read More »

The Other Victoria: Steampunk’s Queen

The Other Victoria: Steampunk’s Queen

Was it Colonel Mustard in the arboretum with the s... Read More »

The Science Fiction Hall Of Fame Retro Read:  A Martian Odyssey (Part 2)

The Science Fiction Hall Of Fame Retro Read: A Martian Odyssey (Part 2)

Steve Davidson continues his examination of Stanle... Read More »

Isn’t All Science Fiction and Fantasy Alternate Reality?

Isn’t All Science Fiction and Fantasy Alternate Reality?

C. E. Martin (yes, but which one?) wonders why we ... Read More »

Pets in Space!

Pets in Space!

Does science fiction suffer from animal animosity?... Read More »

The Art & Science of World Building: The Tools You Need to Make a Believable World

The Art & Science of World Building: The Tools You Need to Make a Believable World

World building spices real physical and social fac... Read More »

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