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The Wayward Time-Traveler: De Stella Novella

January 10, 2012 // 3 Comments

It has been said that the novella is the perfect form for science fiction: enough space for an author to build worlds, and short enough to read in an afternoon. My habit, [...]

The Golden Age Isn’t Always Golden

December 27, 2011 // 4 Comments

I sometimes think that the term “Golden Age” leads to the idea that all stories from that era are light or optimistic tales with valiant heroes and happy endings. [...]

A Correspondent to the Past, Part 4: 2039

November 29, 2011 // 6 Comments

For those who missed the first three parts: I was finally let in on SF Signal’s little secret: they have a time machine and they allowed me to use it to travel back to [...]

A Correspondent to the Past, Part 3: 1995

November 15, 2011 // 5 Comments

For those who missed the first two parts: I was finally let in on SF Signal’s little secret: they have a time machine and they allowed me to use it to travel back to [...]

A Correspondent to the Past, Part 1: 1939

October 18, 2011 // 4 Comments

The good folks at SF Signal waited 15 installments before letting me in on their little secret: back there, in that storage room, behind the shelves of bagels, and the [...]

Science Fiction Creates a New Golden Age

October 4, 2011 // 8 Comments

You can find it scattered throughout older science fiction stories: characters would visit libraries filled with “book-films.” They had “players” in [...]

And the Award Goes To…

August 9, 2011 // 8 Comments

Back in May, winners of the 2011 Nebula Awards were announced at the Nebula Weekend in Washington, D.C. In a little less than two weeks, the winners of the 2011 Hugo Awards [...]

The Hidden History of Science Fiction

July 26, 2011 // 7 Comments

I recently attended Readercon, my favorite science fiction convention, and while there, I moderated a panel called “Capturing the Hidden History of Science [...]

Con(ventional) Warfare

June 14, 2011 // 7 Comments

In the summer of 1939, science fiction fans and professionals from around the country gathered in New York for the 1st World Science Fiction Convention. Among those in [...]
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