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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.

The Best of 2010 [Andrew’s Take]

This year was a busy year for all things science fiction and fantasy, across all mediums and in current events. I was happy to have spent much of the year reading (although [...]

January 6, 2011 // 11 Comments

REVIEW: Horns by Joe Hill

REVIEW SUMMARY: A stunning, creepy, and outstanding story that ranks amongst the best of the year. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: After a night of drinking, Ig Perrish wakes up [...]

November 25, 2010 // 2 Comments

REVIEW: The Jedi Path by Daniel Wallace

REVIEW SUMMARY: A handbook for the Jedi, one that tells of its history and methods in a clear, concise fashion, with notes and totems from various people from across the Star [...]

November 20, 2010 // 2 Comments

Defining Military Science Fiction

What is military science fiction? When talking to some people, it’s a type of novel that involves men, poorly thought out story lines and lots of violence. Talk to [...]

October 25, 2010 // 14 Comments

Stop Punking the Genre!

In 1983, the term Cyberpunk was born, with a story by the same name by author Bruce Bethke in Amazing Stories #94. The term is defined as a “[S]ubgenre of science [...]

June 21, 2010 // 14 Comments

REVIEW: Lightspeed Magazine #1

This week, a new online magazine was launched, titled Lightspeed Magazine. According to its website, there will be original and reprinted content, with an exciting list of [...]

June 2, 2010 // 0 Comments

MOVIE REVIEW: Iron Man 2 (2010)

The second act of any franchise is usually one of the hardest things to put to paper and the silver screen, and the stakes are even higher when the first film in a franchise [...]

May 10, 2010 // 5 Comments

INTERVIEW: Karin Lowachee

Karin Lowachee was born in South America, grew up in Canada, and worked in the Arctic. Her first novel Warchildwon the 2001 Warner Aspect First Novel Contest. Both Warchild [...]

April 29, 2010 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: The Gaslight Dogs by Karin Lowachee

REVIEW SUMMARY: A fantastic and creative reemergence of a wonderful speculative fiction writer MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Arrested and imprisoned for murder, Amiw spirit [...]

April 24, 2010 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Spellwright by Blake Charlton

REVIEW SUMMARY: An excellent fantasy adventure set in a fantastic world. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Wizard Apprentice Nicodemus had thought to be the prophesied Halcyon, but [...]

April 1, 2010 // 3 Comments

Avatar Fans Blue Over Oscar Loss

The Academy Awards have come and gone, leaving in their wake the usual amount of discussion and arguing over why movie X should have won Y award. It’s no different this [...]

March 9, 2010 // 18 Comments

REVIEW: WE by John Dickinson

REVIEW SUMMARY: A noble attempt to create a hard-science fiction novel for the young adult market. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Paul Munro is a communications specialist who is [...]

February 25, 2010 // 2 Comments

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