Sunday, January 31, 2010

Parting thoughts on BSFA Awards 2009 short fiction nominees

Ian Watson & Roberto Quaglia's "The Beloved Time of Their Lives" (novelette, love story, free)

storySouth's "Million Writers Award": nominations open, plus download links for already nominated stories

Rachel Swirsky recommends some short fiction

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Ian Whates' "The Assistant" (short story, robots, free)

Free fiction: Genre pulp magazines at Project Gutenberg

Free fiction: Charles Stross & Paolo Bacigalupi

NASA's Mars rover "Spirit" gets sentimental

Friday, January 29, 2010

"Galaxy Science Fiction", Vol 1 No 1 (October 1950) (ed H L Gold) (magazine, free): Annotated table of contents

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Henry Kuttner's "Year Day" (short story, advertising dystopia, free)

"The Classics of Science Fiction"

"Who Introduced You to the Love of Literature?"

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

BSFA Awards 2009: Short fiction nominees, winner, my rankings, & download links

"Literary fiction"

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

John W Campbell, Jr's "The Brain Stealers of Mars" (novelette, puzzle, free): Precursor to "Who Goes There?" & "Mars is Heaven"

Free fiction: Old stories

Monday, January 25, 2010

G P Ching's "Replacement Parts" (flash fiction, medical ethics, free): A look at stem-cell controversy

Free fiction: Henry Kuttner & C L Moore

Free fiction: Poul Anderson

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Jamie Richter's "Aloha Or Bust" (flash fiction, humor, free)

Free fiction: Leigh Brackett

Free fiction: Several versions of H G Wells' "The Invisible Man"

Some "best novels" lists

Some insight into how pulp era fiction used to be produced

Saturday, January 23, 2010

T Coraghessan Boyle's "A Death in Kitchawank" (novelette, non-genre, free)

Aurealis awards 2009: Winners announced

Gordon Van Gelder lists all anthologies that collect fiction from F&SF magazine

Friday, January 22, 2010

"Amazing Stories", Vol 1 No 1 (April 1926) (ed Hugo Gernsback) (magazine, free): Annotated table of contents

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Henry Kuttner's "A Cross of Centuries" (short story, Christianity, free): Is he the Christ, or the Antichrist?

Real science: Physical differences between earth dust & that of moon & Mars

When can you blame author, if unhappy with a book?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Marc Laidlaw's "Dankden" (novelette, fantasy, racism, free)

Paul McAuley looks at important works of James Blish links broken ... again

Found a broken link?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Nelson S Bond's "The Message from the Void" (as by Hubert Mavity) (short story, first contact, free): Is the most basic assumption of SETI wrong?

Monday, January 18, 2010

E O Wilson's "Trailhead" (short story, hard sf, free): Life-cycle of a colony of ants

Sunday, January 17, 2010

A'Llyn Ettien's "Immigrants" (short story, survival, free): Is any cost too high to be able to have children?

Free fiction: 3 stories of Heinlein

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Free fiction: Two & a half years worth of Galaxy magazine

Friday, January 15, 2010

"Astounding Science Fiction", May 1945 (ed John W Campbell, Jr) (magazine, free): Annotated table of contents & review

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Henry Kuttner & C L Moore's "Time Enough" (as by Lewis Padgett) (short story, immortality, free): Sometimes the best argument is a demonstration

F&SF's online reprints

A few "good story" suggestions

Free fiction: 4 stories from Lavie Tidhar (ed)'s anthology "The Apex Book of World SF"

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Peter Watts' "The Things" (short story, fanfic, free)

My "best of the year" picks: 2010

Real science: Picture of a curious Martian landscape

"Electromagnetic sensitivity"

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A E van Vogt's "The Harmonizer" (short story, plant sf, free): Beware! A super-peacekeeper polices the earth!

Free fiction: 2 issues of "Dynamic Science Stories" - February 1931, & April-May 1939