Resuming My Vacation in the Golden Age

ery soon, I will be resuming my Vacation in the Golden Age. The first 40 episodes of my Vacation, covered all of the issues of Astounding Science Fiction from July 1939 (the opening of the “Golden Age” of science fiction) through the October 1942 issue.  I described my reasons for taking a vacation in the Golden […]

Vacation In the Golden Age Is On Hiatus

ou’ve probably noted that I’ve delayed Episode 41 of my Vacation in the Golden Age twice already. The first time was due to a number of deadlines that I had for various paid writing gigs. The second time was to try to find some way of working in the necessary reading I have to do […]

Another Rescheduling of Episode 41 of the Vacation In the Golden Age

‘m going to have to reschedule the next episode of my Vacation in the Golden Age–now set for Monday, November 12. The reason is that I have had a lot more freelance work lately, both fiction and nonfiction. With this work, I’ve found there just isn’t time in the day to read my issues of Astounding. […]

Schedule Change to Episode 41 of My Vacation in the Golden Age

arious writing projects, the Little Man’s minor surgery1, and prepping for and attending Capclave this coming weekend are all conspiring against my getting much reading done in the November 1942 issue of Astounding. Rather than stress over it, I’m just going to punt, and push the release date of Episode 41 of my Vacation in the […]

Vacation in the Golden Age, Episode 40: October 1942

variety of writing commitments have been keeping me very busy these last two weeks and so I’ll keep this introduction brief. Here we are, 40 episodes into my Vacation in the Golden Age and “new” writers continue to make their debut in the pages of Astounding. George O. Smith is the new guy this month. And […]

Vacation in the Golden Age, Episode 39: September 1942

Take a short break and so much happens that it is almost impossible to keep up. Seventy-two years ago this summer, the 1st World Science Fiction Convention took place at a hall in Manhattan. At that convention were the giants of the time, most, if not all of whom have appeared in this Vacation. As […]

My Vacation In the Golden Age Resumes On September 17

I’ve been having a nice summer vacation away from my Vacation in the Golden Age. I’ve been catching up on reading and writing on other things. But I’ve started to get that itch again and I’m looking forward to Labor Day, when I will begin reading the September 1942 issue of Astounding Science Fiction in preparation […]

RETRO POST: Vacation in the Golden Age of Science Fiction

I am on an Internet Vacation this week. I promised one old post and one new post each day while I was on vacation. This is the fourth of my old posts. It was originally posted back on January 5, 2011. I brought this one back because I it is the post that kicked off my Vacation in the Golden Age […]

Summer vacation from my Vacation in the Golden Age

Not to bury the lead: I am taking a summer vacation from my Vacation in the Golden Age. I’ve felt this coming on for a few weeks now, and have finally decided to do it. So effective immediately, I am taking a break from my Vacation posts. The posts resume their normal schedule just after […]

REMINDER: Vacation in the Golden Age, Episode 39 out on June 11

Just a reminder to anyone who might be curious as to why Episode 39 of my Vacation in the Golden Age is not posted today. I delayed it two weeks to June 11. Hope you are having a relaxing holiday weekend. I’m heading out to plant some new bushes in front of the house. I […]

Rescheduling Episode 39 of my Vacation in the Golden Age by 2 weeks

I am rescheduling Episode 39 of my Vacation in the Golden Age to appear on June 11, as opposed to May 28. While I hate pushing these things back, I am currently just too overloaded and I don’t want to have another stress-out, worrying over whether or not I’ll be able to finish in time. […]

Vacation in the Golden Age, Episode 38: August 1942

These last few weeks have been rather busy for me. I’m in the midst of reading several books for the book review column I’ll be writing for InterGalactic Medicine Show in June and July. I’ve also been busy researching in preparation for the interviews of various writers I’ll be doing over the Nebula weekend. And I’ve […]