My Thoughts On An Award I Shall Never Win

We have all hurled every conceivable insult at each other, and no one’s mind has been changed. If we are to reach the full potential of this wonderfully complex and thought-provoking genre, we should put mechanisms in place to have clear, thoughtful, honest dialogue about these and other related questions. Continue reading

Regarding Ender’s Game

The topic of boycotting the new Ender’s Game movie is generating considerable debate in the speculative fiction community right now, especially after Orson Scott Card’s recent plea for “tolerance” of his past intolerance. 1. Homosexuality in general – This comes up any time its germane even tangentially to the topic at… Continue reading

Early Seventies – Art Nouveau & New Romantic SFF Book Covers

Does anyone else recall the era when book covers looked like this one by Fred Winowski: Here are a couple more examples that I remember from my childhood.  I always loved this cover: and it’s very different from the one by Leo and Diane Dillon. This one has a similar feel… Continue reading