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About Andrew Liptak (173 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.

Jack Vance, Inventor of Worlds

Earlier this week, SF Grandmaster Jack Vance passed away at the age of 96. His writing career lasted over six decades, and he’s known for his fantastic world building [...]

May 31, 2013 // 3 Comments

The Connections of Judith Merril

One of the things that I’ve found distinctly interesting about the Golden Age of SF is how the authors shape the field that they’re in, but also how much one can [...]

April 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Defiance (Pilot Episode)

REVIEW SUMMARY: A promising return to form from the SyFy channel. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: In 2046, the Earth has been radically transformed following the arrival of seven [...]

April 18, 2013 // 13 Comments

Leigh Brackett’s Planetary Romances

When I was writing about C.L. Moore a couple of weeks ago, I came across a familiar name several times: Leigh Brackett, another female author writing during the Golden Age of [...]

March 28, 2013 // 2 Comments

Isaac Asimov and the Three Laws of Robotics

Of all the works of his career, Isaac Asimov’s Robot stories are perhaps some of his best known works. Spanning short stories, novellas, centuries and even genres, his [...]

March 14, 2013 // 2 Comments

John Campbell, Jr. and Astounding Magazine

After working our way through the pulp era, it’s time to begin looking at the ‘Golden Age’ of Science Fiction. Many people felt that this movement began [...]

February 21, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Many Names of Catherine Lucille Moore

Catherine Lucielle Moore was one of the earlier female authors to have been writing within the genre, with her first stories published in the early 1930s to a great success. [...]

February 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Fortress Frontier by Myke Cole

REVIEW SUMMARY: A great follow up to Control Point. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Following the events of Control Point, Col. Alan Bookbinder finds himself reassigned to FOB [...]

February 1, 2013 // 1 Comment

Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Moons of Mars

In my previous Kirkus Reviews column, I talked about E.E. ‘Doc’ Smith and his stories that kickstarted Space Opera. This week, we’re going back a little [...]

January 25, 2013 // 1 Comment

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