Who’s A Real Fan?

From the brilliant Mad Mike Williamson So apparently, according to Brilliant People on the Internet, I am not a real science fiction fan. I started reading the RAH Juveniles in 8th grade, when a friend showed them to me. I read Bova, Bradbury, Hugh Walters, Lester del Rey, Donald A. Wollheim, John Christopher, Andre Norton […]

And The Band Plays On

And The Band Plays On

  Recently the Science Fiction community lost a couple more of its icons. Leonard Nimoy and Sir Terry Pratchett. I am not going to eulogize them here, it has been done many times by people who have a stronger connection and frankly, are better writers. Instead I am going to talk about what their passing […]

What I meant was …

William Lehman/Contributor Over at Right Fans, Stephenie S. mentioned an earlier post by yours truly that seems to have stirred up the left a little bit.  My reply was too long for the program that she runs on, so here it is in it’s entirety, free of commercial interruptions: Thanks for the Hat tip Stephanie. You […]

Why I Write

Kris Keldaran/Contributor I sing the song of the wrath of Achilles. So said Homer in opening the Iliad. Several thousand years later, in writing the closing of his novel “Voyage Across The Stars” David Drake quotes these words, explaining how he builds upon the reputation of Homer and others. That it is a privilege to […]

Time for the return of the Big Idea

So I’m a geek. I admit it. I actually embraced my geekhood a few years ago, about the same time I finally admitted I’m a cat person, not a dog person. Part of that geek-dom is a love of science fiction and fantasy. I’ve been a fan since I was a little kid, watching the […]

They Might Be Aliens

You know, over this entire argument on who is or is not a fan as over the entire argument over what games should or shouldn’t be enjoyed (if you think that’s not what the entire #Gamergate kerfuffle is about you haven’t paid attention. It took about minus three seconds for the woman accused of corrupting […]