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Mind Meld Make-Up Test with Geoff Ryman

When we first asked, Geoff Ryman wasn’t able to write us a response about Battlestar Galactica in time for that week’s Mind Meld. But he didn’t forget about [...]

May 1, 2009 // 3 Comments

MIND MELD: Gods by the Bushel

Where would Fantasy be without gods to bicker, argue, and meddle with the fate of mortals? We asked the following of this week’s panelists, who responded with less [...]

April 29, 2009 // 9 Comments

MIND MELD: The Best Women Writers in SF/F

We occasionally get Mind Meld topic suggestions from folks. Here’s one that comes from Mike Resnick: Q: Who are the best female writers in science fiction and/or [...]

April 22, 2009 // 26 Comments

MIND MELD: The Tricky Trope of Time Travel

In which we get a lovely and diverse panel to discuss the best and brightest genre uses of time travel. Q: Time travel is one of the trickiest SF/F tropes to use well. Why [...]

April 15, 2009 // 19 Comments

MIND MELD: The Forgotten Books of SF/F/H

Some science fiction/fantasy/horror books seem to see reprint after reprint. Other worthwhile books have faded from the shelves. Who will remember these lost gems? We asked [...]

April 8, 2009 // 25 Comments

MIND MELD: If We Ran Battlestar Galactica

After 5 years, BSG has come to its end (in this incarnation). As you’ll see below, it appears that over its life it spawned a host of debates and rather strong [...]

April 1, 2009 // 20 Comments

MIND MELD: Taboo Topics in SF/F Literature

Times change, and taboos change with them. What sort of taboos exist nowadays in the world of publishing? Q: Once upon a time, sf/f was full of taboos: no swearing, no sex, [...]

March 18, 2009 // 37 Comments

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