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Book Review: Literary Wonderlands: A Journey Through the Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created, Edited by Laura Miller

This is a beautiful book.  I came across it while perusing new releases at Amazon’s physical bookstore in Seattle.  A relative caught me admiring it and bought it for me for Christmas.  It’s a heavy tome, more like an encyclopedia … Continue reading

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Book Review: Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2105 edited by Joe Hill and John Joseph Adams

I picked up this anthology recently when I went to check out the new physical Amazon book store in University Village shopping mall in Seattle.  I had heard through the online short story market grapevine that Adams was soliciting story … Continue reading

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After the Fireflood

My new novel “After the Fireflood” is available in print and electronic form here. It’s a series of interrelated stories set in the future. Here’s what it’s about: During the Fourth World War, the entire Earth is engulfed in a … Continue reading

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Book Review: 21st Century Science Fiction Edited by David G. Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden

This is a good anthology.  It’s an effort to showcase the work of science fiction and fantasy writers who have made their mark on the field since the beginning of the 21st century, and for the most part it succeeds. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Grumbles From the Grave by Robert A. Heinlein, Edited by Virginia Heinlein

I had never heard about this book before I came across it while browsing at the Seattle Friends of the Library book sale, but I had certainly heard of the author.  Even before I took a science fiction literature class … Continue reading

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On Rereading Her Smoke Rose Up Forever by James Tiptree Jr.

James Tiptree Jr. has been one of my favorite short story writers for over forty years.  Lest anyone get confused when I refer to the author as “she” or “her,” James Tiptree Jr. was a pseudonym for Alice Sheldon, a … Continue reading

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Reflections on Norwescon 38

To fully explain what attending the science fiction and fantasy convention Norwescon 38 meant to me I have to go all the way back almost three years to when I was living in Greece.  In Europe I was isolated from … Continue reading

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Book Review: Stranger in a Strange Land: The Original Uncut Version by Robert A. Heinlein

“Stranger in a Strange Land” is among those books that were life-changing and profound literary experiences when I was growing up.  It was a tremendously significant tradition-shattering revelation when I first read it, and coincided smoothly with the loose, iconoclastic … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Best of the Nebulas Edited by Ben Bova; Part Two: Elegance, Depth, Nastiness, Nostalgia

I left off the first part of this review on a cliffhanger:  in fact, I was right in the middle of reading Samuel Delaney’s excellent novelette “Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones” when I wrote it.  The Delaney … Continue reading

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Book Review: Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume I Edited by Robert Silverberg

Once upon a time, back in the last century in 1965, the Science Fiction Writers of America launched the Nebula Awards.  A few years later they thought:  Why not have a vote on the greatest science fiction stories of all … Continue reading

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