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Have We Been Here Before?

As the clock was approaching midnight and people were anxiously waiting to ring in the New Year, many others were just anxious over the future of their streaming radio stations. 716 more words

Radio

Trivia: The Origins Of The Hugo Awards

A LITTLE HISTORY LESSON ABOUT THE HUGO AWARDS

How much do you know about the beginnings of the most famous award in science fiction and fantasy? 354 more words

Trivia

PS: Smearing by Mensch, an afterthought

I haven’t written anything about the Hugo Awards on this blog, despite having a vote at the 2015 Worldcon, because the extraordinary mess that a few hundred people made of a popular-vote award really seemed to have nothing to do with UK politics, which is, mostly, what I write about here. 1,512 more words

Louise Mensch

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

Books

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

Science Fiction

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

Reviews

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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