Tag Archives: SF

Criticism

This is a collage piece I made for the Eastercon art show, pretty much entirely as an experiment. It’s one of my favourite SF short stories, Omnilingual by H Beam Piper (Project Gutenberg link) done using your basic papier-mache technique on a Daler board base. The discolouration is done with two layers of tinted glaze […]

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SF ebooks, redux

Yet another reason why giving away Free Electronic Books is a really fine idea – the latest one from Tor, Karl Schroeder’s Sun of Suns, arrived last Friday and I finished it in a few hours. It’s really rather good – but if it hadn’t come through that push channel, I’d never have known about […]

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Reflections on the life of Arthur C. Clarke

I was brought up on his work, alongside Asimov and Harrison, and I wouldn’t have missed out the attitude he gave us, We can do anything – we can be anything – the future is not to be feared, for all my hopes of resurrection and eternal life amid the stars. I want to highlight […]

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Tor.com

As has been seen in various fine establishments around the Internet, Tor Books are launching a new website devoted to Science Fiction, Science Fiction Fandom, and Thynges of Interest to Science Fiction Fans. Which, of course, consists of Nearly Everything. There will be a very decent helping of free non-DRM’d content, and in fact they’re […]

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