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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

Science Fiction

The astronaut at the heart of Frederik Pohl’s ‘Gateway’ finds himself at the mercy of a perilous but indifferent universe

By Matthew E. Milliken
March 28, 2015

Frederik Pohl’s 1977 novel, Gateway, which was originally serialized in the magazine Galaxy, is a landmark work of science fiction. 947 more words


Reading Plan for Chaos by John Wyndham, ed. David Ketterer and Andy Sawyer

This review was first published in Vector in 2009.

Plan For Chaos – John Wyndham, ed. David Ketterer and Andy Sawyer
Liverpool University Press, Liverpool; 2009, 268 pp. 1,606 more words


Legal Rites (1950) by Isaac Asimov and Frederik Pohl


A ghost sues the obnoxious heir to his grandfather’s house for the right to continue haunting the latter’s inherited property in this simplistic and unbelievable supernatural tale, written by two science-fiction writers.

Short Stories

Fermi and Frost (1985) by Frederik Pohl


A solid entry on the rebuilding side of end-of-the-world fiction, as a SETI engineer finds himself in Iceland during the nuclear winter.

Short Stories

Backdrop of stars: The craft of science fiction, edited by Harry Harrison

In this anthology, various authors were asked to select their favourite of their own un-anthologised stories and to provide a contextual commentary on it. All the stories come from the 1950s and the first half of the 1960s, and it’s interesting to see whether they have dated or not. 193 more words