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Pohl and the pulpsters

Along with the sixteen volumes of the Richard Francis Burton translation of the Arabian Nights, my other great find at this year’s Newberry Library Book Fair is the memoir… 983 more words


John W. Campbell on the art of science fiction

I hate a story that begins with atmosphere. Get right into the story, never mind the atmosphere.

The trouble with Bob Heinlein is that he doesn’t need to write.

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From The Library Of The Unsubscriber No.13, Cover Shapes And Symbols

I’ve discovered that I have a number of books in my collection with rather experimental covers depicting shapes, symbols, manipulated photographs and other wonders of the late 60s & 70s . 163 more words


Star Science Fiction 1

Star Science Fiction 1 is the first book in the anthology series, Star Science Fiction Stories, edited by Frederik Pohl.  It was first published in 1953 by Ballantine Books and reprinted in 1972.  987 more words

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The Art Of The Sublime, Part One

It seems like an age since I started photographing and sharing my collection of beloved vintage paperbacks for an admittedly limited audience of like-minded aficionados. In that time however, I’d like to think that I’ve offered a few rather interesting choices of cover art and maybe inspired someone to add a particular book to their list of future acquisitions. 443 more words


Jack London's The Iron Heel

This wasn’t due to go up until tomorrow, but with the fucking Tories somehow re-elected this morning…

Back in the mists of time, around a decade ago, there was a plan for an ever-expanding online collection of short critical essays on key works of the fantastic. 1,175 more words


Science Fiction Friday: Frederik Pohl “Earth Eighteen”

“Earth Eighteen” is a fun one. If you’ve ever looked around your house and taken a closer look at some of the things you hold near and dear to your heart (books? 341 more words

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