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About Andrew Liptak (180 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 and at @AndrewLiptak on Twitter.

BOOK REVIEW: The Art of Titanfall

MY RATING: I’ll admit it up front: I’m not much of a gamer. The extent of my gameplaying abilities are pretty much limited to games from the Halo franchise, [...]

March 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Clients of Agent Virginia Kidd

Virginia Kidd isn’t necessarily a recognizable name to anyone from outside of the genre’s walls: she worked behind the scenes, and appears between a number of [...]

February 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Big Ideas of James Blish

The first Blish story I read was “Surface Tension” in the Science Fiction Hall of Fame anthology while in High School. While there’s certainly some [...]

February 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

Arthur C. Clarke, Proselytizer of Space

A while ago, I had some grand idea of doing a parallel column for another website on the history of SF film, but quickly found that I didn’t have the time or [...]

January 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

Vermont Science Fiction Writer’s Series

Do you live in Vermont? Mark your calendar! One of my pet projects here in Vermont is working to encourage and network a sort of science fiction scene in my home state. [...]

January 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

At Kirkus: Reading Up on SF History

While I’m working on plotting out the rest of the year for my Kirkus Reviews column, I figured it would be interesting to look at a small portion of the books that I use [...]

January 3, 2014 // 1 Comment

The Unauthorized Lord of the Rings

I bought my first copy of The Hobbit at a library sale in Quechee, VT when I was a kid. At the time, I remember noticing that the cover was graced with an ‘The [...]

December 6, 2013 // 1 Comment

Tom Swift and the Stratemeyer Syndicate

I never read the Tom Swift novels as a kid; I was always more obsessed with the Hardy Boys series. Over the years, I’ve read bits and pieces about Edward [...]

November 22, 2013 // 1 Comment

The Fantastic Worlds of Lord Dunsany

It’s fall, and I’ve been once again shifting from the usual topic of science fiction to horror and fantasy. Last year, I wrote about H.P. Lovecraft, and in my [...]

October 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Untimely Death of Robert E. Howard

Back in April, I had been doing some reading on the Lovecraft Circle, and came across an interesting fact about one of the authors, Robert Howard. At the age of 30, he [...]

September 28, 2013 // 2 Comments

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