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Sep
18
Paperpocalypse

Paperpocalypse

Booksellers and publishers are warning that if you want that big new book this holiday season, you should probably get your orders in early.
8 min read
Sep
14
Reviving our last, best hope for peace

Reviving our last, best hope for peace

J. Michael Straczynski's Babylon 5 is a phenomenal space opera series. A reboot is long-overdue.
7 min read
Sep
10
Hot zone cosplay

Hot zone cosplay

How are conventions adapting to the world of COVID-19? Pretty well, it seems.
8 min read
Sep
09
Squandered legacy

Squandered legacy

The rise and fall of ANOVOS
13 min read
Sep
03
What does the next great space opera series look like?

What does the next great space opera series look like?

Serialization has brought plenty of excellent shows to television. But what would a great, episodic space opera series look like today?
13 min read
Sep
01
Here are all the new SF/F (and other) books coming this September!

Here are all the new SF/F (and other) books coming this September!

This month brings a ton of books about AI, kingdoms in strife, and plenty of other adventures to dive into
15 min read
Sep
01
26 SF/F (and other) books to check out this September

26 SF/F (and other) books to check out this September

Here's the September 2021 book list, in chronological order.
14 min read
Aug
31
Return of the Rocketeer

Return of the Rocketeer

6 min read
Aug
27
Right time, right book

Right time, right book

Reading and criticism shouldn't be tied to a book's publicity calendar
11 min read
Aug
26
Ignition failure

Ignition failure

Storytelling platform Curious Fictions is shutting down. It filled a unique need for writers: hosting their short fiction backlist.
11 min read