Patrick Richardson


Today is one of those days when you look at the computer screen and know you have to write something that both causes sadness but also offers a challenge you can’t turn down. Otherwhere Gazette has long been something very important to its editor and chief proponent, Patrick Richardson. It has been a labor of […]

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“Honor at Stake’ a gripping read

Richard Cartwright/Contributor “One is a heartless, merciless killer. The other is a vampire.” Thus begins the description of the latest work by Declan Finn, Honor at Stake. Before you say, “no not another vampire story” remember that in the right hands, the worst trope can be a spun into a great story as John Ringo did with zombies […]

I had, to this point, refrained from commenting on the Hugo Awards Debacle. Not because I had nothing to say, but because I was so incandescently angry that anything I said would be wrong. Two days later I find myself no less angry, but it has transformed from a white heat fit to melt titanium, […]

You Cheered

Brad Johnson/Contributor That’s it, I am officially scared for the future of science fiction. While watching the Hugo Awards last night, I realized something: that organized fandom doesn’t really care about the genre. Sure you claim to, but when it comes down to it, you only care about the “right” writers, not the genre as […]

Sound of Contact

Brad Johnson/Contributor Sound of Contact are a progressive rock group from England fronted by Simon Collins.From a music standpoint they sound very similar to Genesis, particularly during their early years. Their debut album, Dimensionaut tells the story of a man who gains the ability to travel between universes by using the Cosmic Distance Ladder (represented […]

How in the world?

So, author Lou Antonelli did something even he admits was stupid. He sent a letter to the Spokane PD noting he had some concerns about safety at Sasquan. Apparently in the letter he stated that David Gerrold was “insane and a public danger and needs to be watched when the convention is going on.” Now in […]


An Inconvenient Woman/Contributor A little outside our normal range of topics, but it needed to be said: I am an inconvenient woman. I won’t lie down and lick the balls of the men they say are feminist, so I must be ignored. I am an inconvenient woman. I will not use my sex as a […]

Son of the Black Sword review

Old Shib, Contributor. I have to admit, I approached this book with some concern. I have greatly enjoyed every book I’ve read by Larry Correia, which is all of them, but all of his books prior to Son of the Black Sword take place in worlds very much like our own. Monster Hunter International is […]

Your science fiction music fix

Brad Johnson/Contributor When it comes to science fiction and fantasy, there is one medium that is often overlooked: music. Movies, book, and video games have typically gotten more attention, mostly because most people don’t focus on the story of a song or album. However music has been a part of science fiction and fantasy since […]