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About Andrew Liptak (164 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.

H.P. Lovecraft and the Other

With October a traditionally – horror themed month capped with Halloween, it seemed appropriate to follow up Bram Stoker and Dracula with another notable horror author: [...]

October 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig

REVIEW SUMMARY: A dark, gripping character novel. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Miriam Black knows how and when you’re going to die, just by a simple touch. When she meets [...]

October 8, 2012 // 9 Comments

Revisiting Bram Stoker’s Dracula

It’s October, and taking off from the end of September, we’ve shifted gears from Science Fiction to Horror Fiction on the Kirkus Reviews blog, where I continue [...]

October 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

Review: Elementary (Pilot)

MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A former surgeon, Dr. Joan Watson (Lucy Liu) is hired to work as a sober companion for a police consultant, Sherlock Holmes (Johnny Lee Miller) [...]

October 3, 2012 // 4 Comments

TV REVIEW: Last Resort (Pilot)

MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: When a nuclear submarine is ordered to fire on Pakistan, the crew requests confirmation, only to be attacked by another submarine. On the run, the [...]

October 1, 2012 // 3 Comments

A Brief History of the Vampire Novel

With Fall approaching and the days getting shorter, it’s time to get into the mood of the season… This week on the Kirkus Reviews Blog, I take a look at the [...]

September 22, 2012 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Revolution (“Pilot”)

MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A mysterious event knocks out the planet’s technology: no more cars, electricity or conventional society. Fifteen years after the blackout, a [...]

September 19, 2012 // 14 Comments

Rounding Out the Science Romances

Over on the Kirkus Reviews Blog, we take a look back over the last couple of months to review some of the foundational stories in science fiction: the Science Romances! Hop [...]

August 23, 2012 // 1 Comment

Adapting Philip K. Dick

Next month, Columbia Pictures will be releasing a remake of 1990’s Total Recall, originally adapted from a story by Philip K. Dick, and author who is incredibly popular [...]

August 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

Jules Verne’s Moonshot

My latest post for Kirkus Reviews is now up online, where I talk about Jules Verne’s short novel From the Earth to the Moon! July 20th is the anniversary of the landing [...]

July 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds

This week in the SF History series on the Kirkus Reviews blog, I look at the history behind H.G.’s fantastic novel, The War of the Worlds, and the political tone in [...]

June 21, 2012 // 1 Comment

Jules Verne Totally Wrote Fan Fiction

This week in the SF History series on the Kirkus Reviews blog, I look at the connection between American author Edgar Allan Poe and French author Jules Verne, and a common [...]

May 31, 2012 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson

REVIEW SUMMARY: A deliberate, engrossing read. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: In the year 2312, humanity has risen to the furthest extents of the solar system in a new, [...]

May 7, 2012 // 5 Comments

Mary Shelley’s Trip to Geneva

Today marks the first of an ongoing series on the Kirkus Reviews blog that will focus on the history and roots of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror literature! To kick off [...]

May 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

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