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Take Me to Cuba

By Richard C. Even with tourism to Cuba increasing and relations warming, my bank account says I’ll still be getting my taste of Cuban food, fiction, and history the vicarious way. My favorite lately is the instant documentary – Spanish or English anytime, right!? After … Continue reading

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The Science Fiction Checklist Challenge: Hard SF

By Richard C. Start your Hard Science Fiction Checklist Challenge with a just-published and aptly-titled short story collection, Carbide Tipped Pens. Number 1 is called The Blue Afternoon that Lasted Forever, and there’s more intensity in its 13 pages than … Continue reading

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The Science Fiction Checklist Challenge: Military SF part III

By Richard C. It’s Military SF part III! And for those of you following along at home, I know what you’re thinking — how did it take two whole posts to get to Joe W. Haldeman and Orson Scott Card? … Continue reading

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The Science Fiction Checklist Challenge: Military SF Part II

By Richard C. It’s Military SF part II, and important questions remain. Like what about the role of women here, both as authors and characters? If you made it to Seattle’s February Potlatch convention – a small, literary speculative fiction event – … Continue reading

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The Science Fiction Checklist Challenge: Military SF Part I

By Richard C. This week let’s mobilize your imagination for the military themes in Science Fiction. In fact, I have so much to say about it that we’re starting early with the first of three installments. Diverse opinions on the … Continue reading

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Science Fiction Friday: Writers Write

By Richard C. “Serious writers write, inspired or not. Over time they discover that routine is a better friend than inspiration.” —Ralph Keyes NaNoWriMo may have come to a close, but that’s all the more reason for writers to retain … Continue reading

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Science Fiction Friday: Crossovers From Video Games And More

Richard C. Crossovers between books, comics, video games, movies, board games, and more – it’s an increasingly common theme in our beloved genre. When I used to glimpse HALO books I’d always think “no thanks” rather quickly, but perhaps too quickly! Something IS … Continue reading

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