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Avengers: The Initiative #15
Writers: Dan Slott & Christos N. Gage
Artist: Harvey Tolibao
Publisher: Marvel

The Secret Invasion tie ins just keep coming. I liked this one though. Slott had shown us there was a Skrull in the Initiative months ago and finally we get to see what he’s up to. Skrulls have often been portrayed in a rather one dimensional manner so its nice to see a bit of depth to their…

What is the Future of Science Fiction Short Stories

Warren Ellis made an interesting post recently about the health of the science fiction short story magazines (and as a result of the short story market).

No huge surprises, the magazines are in decline. Actually they haven’t declined nearly as badly this years as in recent years, but that might be because all that’s left is the hardcore audience.

There are some obvious problems with that of course. First off if the…

  • Fanlib closes today. Firefox News assess the situation in an article, On the Demise of Fanlib, and Why Fan-run Sites Are More Likely to Succeed
  • Genreville is a brand new blog run by Rose Fox, editor of Publishers Weekly’s SF/fantasy/horror and mass market reviews. The introductory post contains an interview with Ellen Datlow (previously of Omni, Omni Online, Event Horizon, and SCIFICTION – more recently, The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction)
  • Whedon…

There are a lot of games out there. Gaming genres are based on game-play mechanics: First Person Shooter (FPS), Role-playing Game (RPG), Real-Time Strategy (RTS), Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO), etc. Yet in addition to this there are the standard traditional literary genres also found within games. You can find Massive Multiplayer Online Fantasy games, First Person Shooter Detective games, and many other variations. This column is intended for science fiction fans…

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series History of Science Fiction

The name of Hugo Gernsback has come up several times already in my ongoing series about The History of Science Fiction and his name is going to keep coming up as I get closer to the present day. However the only way to properly encompass the significance of Gernsback to science fiction is to look at his…

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