After going on hiatus since early 2012, my Wayward Time Traveler column on science fiction is back over at SF Signal. In this month’s column, I talk about “Remembering Malcolm Jameson,” a writer during the early Golden Age, friends with Robert Heinlein, and someone whose stories unexpectedly grew on me. Head on over to SF Signal to check it out.
(And special thanks to John DeNardo and Patrick Hester for having me back.)
Over at SF Signal, my latest Wayward Time Traveler column, “Survival of the fittest,” discusses how it is that science fiction magazines have managed to survive 85 years despite frequent proclamations that science fiction and the magazines are dying. Head on over there to check it out.
Over at SF Signal, my Wayward Time Traveler column this week asks, “Do you remember your first time?” Of course, I’m referring to the first time you read a classic of science fiction. It might not have been the first science fiction you ever read, but it was the first time you were really wowed by the genre. Head on over and check it out.
In this week’s Wayward Time Traveler column over at SF Signal, I discuss being lost on the vast science fiction landscape. So much to read and so little time. How best do you fill those gaps that you’ve missed over the years? Head on over to SF Signal to check out the column.
This week over at SF Signal, my latest Wayward Time-Traveler column discusses, “De Stella Novella,” seven or eight great science fiction novellas spread across the last 70 years or so. And also, why I think novellas are more powerful than other types of short fiction. Head on over there to check it out.
My last Wayward Time Traveler column for 2011 is now available over at SF Signal. In this week’s column, I point out that the Golden Age of science fiction isn’t always golden. Head on over to SF Signal to check it out.
In this week’s installment, I name names, discussing some of the more interesting pseudonyms in science fiction over the last 70 years or so, and musing on the use of pseudonyms in science fiction today. Head on over to SF Signal to check it out.
This week’s installment concludes the 4-part arc where I’ve reported on my adventures as a “Correspondent to the Past.” Join me as I travel to report on events in the science fiction world in 2039.
And for those interested in the previous installments in this arc:
These have been a lot of fun for me. Next time, we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled Wayward Time Traveler posts, but I think the ones I have coming up are pretty good, too.
Over at SF Signal, my latest Wayward Time Traveler column has been posted. In “A Correspondent to the Past, Part 3: 1995” I take the old time machine to 1995 to experience for a second time what you can really only experience for the first time once: a Harlan Ellison reading. Head on over to check it out. And if you’ve missed the first two parts in the mini-series, you can check them out here and here.
For those who are following along, my latest column is up at SF Signal. This week, I continue to report my journey back in time, courtesy of SF Signal’s time machine. Go check out “A Correspondent to the Past, Part 2: 1957 – How I Met Isaac Asimov“. And if you missed part 1, you might check that one out as well.
Over at SF Signal, my latest Wayward Time Traveler column, “A Correspondent to the Past, Part 1: 1939” has been posted. This is the first of 4 parts and it’s a little different from what I usually post in the column. But I had a lot of fun writing it and its 3 companions.
In this week’s column, I a revel over the fact that science fiction has created a new golden age. Head over to SF Signal and check it out.