Monthly Archives: May 2013

(Pre-)Golden Age Science Fiction Free Online

Instead of continuing to discuss the development of science fiction as a genre of literature, this post is going to talk about resources for finding Golden Age and pre-Golden Age science fiction, whether short stories, novellas or novels, freely available … Continue reading

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Jules Verne and the birth of science fiction proper

The first writer I would identify as writing what can be properly termed science fiction is the French author Jules Verne. Admittedly, a case could be made for Mary Shelley who penned the novel Frankenstein, but in my view that … Continue reading

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Science fiction in its time and place

Like any literary genre, science fiction is a product of its time and place. As author Frank Herbert (as reported in the book The Road to Dune) quipped, “[A]liens don’t buy books. Humans buy books.” Moreover those books are sold … Continue reading

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The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon

Part 1: The Book Review Proper Book cover of the edition I read I’ve been away from blogging for a while and that will likely continue for a bit more for the most part. Other things for the time being … Continue reading

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