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Category Archives: Science Fiction/Fantasy

Thoughts/Rants pertaining to the world of SF and Fantasy

Terra Incognita

Filed under: General,Science Fiction/Fantasy— arlen@ 12:53 pm

OK, let’s get the disclaimers out of the way right up front. tossed me a free Fox VIP hoodie to take a sneak peek at the pilot for Fox’s new series Terra Nova. Like I needed to be paid to peek at a new science fiction TV show. And they encouraged (but did not […]

A Matter of Will

Filed under: General,Science Fiction/Fantasy— arlen@ 11:28 am

Just finished working in Program Operations for the latest WorldCon (Renovation) and started planning for the next one, in Chicago, when I’m running the department. Not because I’m going to do it so much differently (let’s face it, when you learn from the best, there’s not a lot of ways to improve on it) but […]

Algis Budrys (1931-2008)

Filed under: Books,General,Science Fiction/Fantasy,Technology— arlen@ 8:22 am

Just read in Locus about the death of Algis Budrys. Ruined what was promising to be a perfectly good day. Some will write about how good of an editor he was. And there will the obligatory homages to Rogue Moon and Who?, his classics in the genre. All of that will be covered by others […]


Filed under: Books,General,Religion,Science Fiction/Fantasy— arlen@ 8:43 am

…, a book by Robert J Sawyer, was the latest to leave its imprint on the wall. You know how it is, the story is going along nicely, you’re getting in to the characters when suddently the author slips, and destroys the illusion that he’s been building up and that you’ve been enjoying. You want […]

The Doctor is out.

Filed under: General,Science Fiction/Fantasy— arlen@ 8:35 am

This one hurts. Just got word this morning that long-time fan rich brown died. I never met him face to face, something I was hoping to rectify and now will never have the chance. Our opinions and beliefs diverged more than they converged, which you might think was a good reason not to meet. But […]

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