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About Andrew Liptak (174 Articles)
Andrew Liptak is a freelance writer and historian from Vermont. He is a 2014 graduate of the Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop, and has written for such places as Armchair General, io9, Kirkus Reviews, Lightspeed Magazine, and others. His first book, War Stories: New Military Science Fiction is now out from Apex Publications, and his next, The Future Machine: The Writers, Editors and Readers who Build Science Fiction is forthcoming from Jurassic London in 2015. He can be found over at www.andrewliptak.com and at @AndrewLiptak on Twitter.

The Rise of the Paperback Novel

My latest post is up on Kirkus Reviews, this time pulling back from the trenches and looking at what my boss calls the 20,000 foot strategic picture. Throughout the column, [...]

January 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars

Throughout my years of stalking the science fiction shelves of bookstores and libraries, there’s been a trilogy of books that’s always caught my eyes, but which I [...]

January 8, 2015 // 6 Comments

The Culture of Iain M. Banks

Last year, I was shocked to read that Iain M. Banks announced that he had cancer and was going to die within months. I had first come across him when I picked up Consider [...]

December 19, 2014 // 2 Comments

The Worlds of C.J. Cherryh

C.J. Cherryh is an author that I’ve come across quite a lot, but was never one that I really ever got into. Recently, I’ve become more interested in her books, [...]

December 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Slow Unveiling of James Tiptree Jr.

Science Fiction publishing is full of strange characters, but there’s one story that seems to really capture people’s attention consistently: James Tiptree Jr., a [...]

November 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

Joe Haldeman’s THE FOREVER WAR

When I was in high school, I devoured Ender’s Game and Starship Troopers, but it wasn’t until I’d left graduate school that someone forced me to read The Forever War. [...]

October 20, 2014 // 2 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: A Better World by Marcus Sakey

Marcus Sakey’s latest book is the second in his Brilliance saga. A quarter of a century ago, a small percentage of the population was born with special abilities: pattern [...]

October 10, 2014 // 1 Comment

Madeleine L’Engle’s A WRINKLE IN TIME

One of my favorite books is easily A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. I can’t remember when I first read it, but when I went back to it a couple of years [...]

September 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

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