Flash Gordon Sundays: Dan Barry Vol 1 – The Death Planet, 1967 – 1971 is one of those books that should be in every collector’s library.
How does the novelization of Star Wars hold up 40 years after its release?
Why was early comic book art so crude? It wasn’t all the artist’s fault….
Here’s what happens when Flash Gordon, Randolph Scott and Sam Peckinpah meet out on Route 66.
For more than a century the name Buck Rogers has been synonymous with science fiction.
In part two of his superhero blog entry, Steve looks at Superman and others.
Who are your favorite SF movie sidekicks? RK has quite a list for you to ponder….
Somehow our first taste of fiction always seems to hold a special place in our minds and hearts even after we’ve read hundreds of new stories. Another installment of the ultimate science fiction reading list from some of our favorite authors and editors.
Laura delivers a nice roundup of the career and influences of one of our best – C. J. Cherryh
There are three important things to look for in a comic. One, you need a good story. Second, exquisite artwork should enhance if not inspire the story. And third, the Wow factor. Legenderry – A Steampunk Adventure has all this and more.
The top ten villains to grace the screen.
What do Captain America, Buck Rogers, Batman, Flash Gordon, the Green Hornet and Gene Autrey have in common? They’ve all appeared in serials!
All (ok, ‘some of’) the news for fandom
Retro starships from artist Edward Rowles’ website starships.com
Legendary artist Gray Morrow created some comics as well
Plots have been recycled for centuries and will be for centuries more. The novelty, the interest, comes from seeing what the author brings to the tale, how s/he changes it to make it different.
Rockets and Missiles: Past and Future by Martin Caidin is literally a blast from the past. It is a delightfully historical account of man’s progression into space – because rockets are cool.
Be careful. Be careful, they got ray guns. – Loomis in the Carpenter Street episode of Star Trek: Enterprise, 11/26/2003 In Ray Bradbury’s epic The Martian Chronicles, published in 1950, the author presented his futuristic vision of what might happen when explorers from Earth finally reach Mars, likely the second most habitable world in our […]
Howdy friends and neighbors. How’s it going? Been kinda wrapped up with writing projects to post much here. But also since this is a blog that comments on subjects far and wide, it’s been hard to find something to comment on that wasn’t depressing. The news has been filled with stories of bombings, mass shootings, […]
No. 18 – 2013Jun02 – C.J. Cherryh, The Faded Sun, and a World Building Ethos. The next time you look into the night sky, try finding the asteroid, 77185 Cherryh. Admittedly, it’s not an easy task. But it’s up there and named after Carolyn Janice Cherry, aka C.J. Cherryh. The discoverers believed Cherryh had “… […]
A look a two comics you won’t have to bag or board
Serial fiction is old school and the best examples I can think of is probably comic strips, soap operas and the black and white episodes of Flash Gordon, Doctor Who and Lost in Space that I never watched as a kid. The first time I came across serial fiction was The Green Mile in 1996. […]
For a number of years I wrote The Crotchety Old Fan blog. One of my favorite posts to write was finding new and interesting ways to bring the older works to the attention of new fans. I’m a strong believer in the value of history. It has often been said that science fiction is a […]