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Reprint: The Waterworks

On the day I learned of the death of one of my favourite writers, E.L. Doctorow, whom I talk about here, I thought it appropriate to dig out this review of his excellent novel,  724 more words

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Chasing Semiotic Ghosts: Tomorrowland and Nostalgia

There’s a scene in Tomorrowland where the main character fights off some robots in a pop culture store. As they crash through the racks of merchandise, firing laser pistols in wild abandon, the barrage of pop culture images and sound effects play out like a homage to the history of science fiction. 1,378 more words

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The History of Science Fiction Literature Challenge - Ralph 124C 41+ by Hugo Gernsback (1911)

According to some people, for example, Gary Westfahl[1], Ralph 124C41+ (henceforth Ralph) is one of the most significant science fiction books of all time. 1,178 more words

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Hugo Gernsback's Ralph 124C 41+: A Romance of the Year 2660

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. 1,081 more words

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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

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Science Fiction History Theatre: The Pulps and Amazing Stories


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Welcome, friends and readers, to another rousing rendition of Science Fiction History Theatre! This is a special mid-week edition of Science Fiction Sunday, so hold your hats and let’s dive into science fiction’s past once more. 329 more words

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Sneaking Politics Into Your Science Fiction, Hugo Gernsback Edition

Blah, blah, puppies and science fiction and Hugos and sociopolitical commentary in stories and gee whiz science fiction was ‘pure’ in the olden days and… 1,094 more words

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