Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Early Pohl

Frederik Pohl is a lesser Grand Master. Lifelong nerd, proto-fanboy, editor of old-timey pulp rags, union president, he is one of those eminently readable, largely innocuous fiction writers who has slogged his way into the canon via sheer persistence. I … Continue reading

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Margaret Atwood & Ursula K. Le Guin

Earlier this year, when I went to an event to meet NASA astronaut Jim Dutton at my local science museum, I was the only person in attendance over twelve. Last night, when I went to see Ursula K. Le Guin … Continue reading

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Semiotext(e) SF

“What’s the most cyberpunk Photoshop filter?” “Oh, definitely Find Edges.” [Before I even begin, let me say this. BUY THIS BOOK BUY THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW! Honestly, if you’re not willing to drop $20 on a piece of pure, actual … Continue reading

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The Greks Bring Gifts

I had planned, for this review, to fall asleep reading Murray Leinster‘s 1963 novella The Greks Bring Gifts and write about my dreams immediately the next morning. As it turns out, I’ve woken up fuzzy; not only do I not … Continue reading

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The Moon Pool

Allow me to test a loose theory. Imagine a speculative fiction graph with “Distance in Time” along one axis, and “Distance in Space” along the other. Classic science fiction, indisputable science fiction, the Platonic form, if you will, of science … Continue reading

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