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Sideband #57: Weird Math

In the recent post Inevitable Math I explored the idea that mathematics was both universal and inevitable. The argument is that the foundations of mathematics are so woven into the fabric of reality (if not actually… 986 more words


I’m doing a book, ‘Chasing Science,’ about the...

I’m doing a book, ‘Chasing Science,’ about the pleasures of science as a spectator sport. – Frederik Pohl: http://dlvr.it/CCwn05

Frederik Pohl


This is one of the first review copies I got through LibraryThing.

Ms. Casil is associated with Book View Café, a publishing co-operative that includes some fairly well known authors across several genres. 581 more words

Book Review

A choice of futures

A plausible impossibility is always preferable to an improbable possibility.


Yesterday, I was reading an interview with the legendary science fiction author Jack Williamson…

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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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Frederik Pohl

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