Thursday, August 5, 2021

Geeks Guide to the Galaxy

Neuromancer Is Still Mind-Blowing

William Gibson published his classic novel Neuromancer almost 40 years ago, but it still feels fresh today. Science fiction author Matthew Kressel has been a fan of the book ever since reading it back in 1987. “When I first...

Romeo and Juliet Needs More Zombies

Over the past three decades Scott Edelman has published more than a dozen short stories that pay tribute to his literary heroes, including John Steinbeck, Edgar Allan Poe, and Ray Bradbury. Edelman recently collected those stories in the book...

Are Humans the Meanest Species in the Universe?

Melinda Snodgrass got the idea for her science fiction novel The High Ground when she started thinking about how awful human beings can be. “I had a sudden vision of this nine-foot-tall alien ant-like creature with mandibles and claws—just...

Robert Sheckley Was the Master of Dark, Funny Sci-Fi

Robert Sheckley, author of classic stories such as “Is That What People Do?” and “Can You Feel Anything When I Do This?” was one of the top sci-fi authors of the 1950s. Humor writer Tom Gerencer corresponded with Sheckley...

It's OK to Feel Sorry for TIE Fighter Pilots

Fantasy author Django Wexler is a lifelong Star Wars fan and has always wanted to write a story set in that universe. He got his wish last year when his short story “Amara Kel’s Rules for TIE Fighter Pilot...

The Best Sci-Fi Comedy Is Existential

Tom Gerencer’s book Intergalactic Refrigerator Repairmen Seldom Carry Cash features 19 pieces of humorous science fiction. Gerencer selected the stories out of literally hundreds that he’s written over the past two decades. “If you go to Walmart, and you...

Bubble Is a Sci-Fi Comedy About Monsters and Hipsters

Jordan Morris is the creator of Bubble, a hit comedy podcast about gig-economy monster hunters. The show was recently adapted into a graphic novel drawn by artist Tony Cliff. “First Second, the comic book publisher, got in touch, and...

Some Practical Advice for Living With a Writer

Fantasy author Jane Lindskold has published more than 20 books and dozens of short stories. In her writing advice book Wanderings on Writing, she covers topics such as doing research, not restricting yourself to certain themes, and scheduling your...

Why Do People Love UFOs So Much?

Science fiction author F. Brett Cox has explored the UFO phenomenon in short stories such as “It Came From the Sky” and “The Sexual Component of Alien Abduction,” which appear in his recent book The End of All Our...

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