Everybody knows that short stories are where science fiction writers really get to experiment, and the most perfect pieces of narrative often happen at shorter lengths. But we also love to explore a world at the length of a whole book. So that makes the "fix-up" the best of both worlds, right?
You've probably never heard of Alfred Korzybski, but he was famous in the mid-20th century. He didn't just invent a whole new science, he also had a huge influence on Robert A. Heinlein and a ton of other important science fiction authors. Author Lee Konstantinou brings us the strange tale of Count Korzybski.
Science fiction and fantasy are all about discovering the new and the strange — but if you travel far enough and boldly enough, eventually you'll get a certain sense of... deja vu. But that can be a good thing.
Most long-time science fiction fans consider the Golden Age to have started with the July 1939 issue of Astounding Science Fiction. That issue contained Isaac Asimov's first Astounding story ("Trends") as well as A.E. Van Vogt's first story, "Black Destroyer."
We reported back in May on attempts to launch a new Canadian professional science fiction webzine called AE, after A.E. Van Vogt. The magazine was trying to raise money via Kickstarter, but met with tragedy when its biggest donor turned out to be non-existent. The good news is, AE is launching after all, putting out…
It should have been the greatest television show ever: conceived by Harlan Ellison, with science advisor Ben Bova and scripts by Dick, Le Guin, Herbert and Van Vogt. A new comic based on The Starlost shows what could have been.
We all rejoiced when a new Canadian science fiction magazine, AE, raised more than its $10,000 goal through the Kickstarter fundraising platform. A new magazine paying SFWA pro rates isn't to be sneezed at. But we rejoiced too soon.