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- New sci fi magazine will launch this fall.
Donaton, Scott; Kelly, Janice // Advertising Age; 8/31/92, Vol. 63 Issue 35, p29
Offers a look at two new science fiction launches that will be launched in the fall of 1992. `Science Fiction Age'; Sci-Fi channel launch; Existing science fiction titles; What will be aired on the Sc--Fi channel; More.
- Fatal fiction: A weapon to end all wars.
Franklin, H.B. // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; Nov1989, Vol. 45 Issue 9, p18
Discusses how early science fiction shaped America's conceptions of nuclear weapons, and its responses to them.
- Forgotten treasures.
Resnick, Mike // Fantasy & Science Fiction; Feb97, Vol. 92 Issue 2, p74
Recommends several science fiction classics. `Dark Universe,' by Daniel F. Galouye; `Robots Have No Tails,' by Henry Kuttner; C.L. Moore's Northwest Smith stories; Novel `What Mad Universe?,' by Frederic Brown; `Wasp,' by Eric Frank Russell; `The Ship of Ishtar,' by the late James Blish,...
- Forgotten treasures.
Resnick, Mike // Fantasy & Science Fiction; Jun97, Vol. 92 Issue 6, p108
Recommends several old science fiction novels. `Way Station,' by Clifford D. Simak; `Voyage of the Space Beagle,' by A. E. van Vogt; `I Speak for Earth,' by Keith Woodcott; `A Martian Odyssey,' by Stanley Weinbaum; `Dimension of Miracles,' by Robert Sheckley; Books by Leigh Bracket; Gene...
- Editor's recommendations.
Resnick, Mike // Fantasy & Science Fiction; Jul97, Vol. 93 Issue 1, p30
Recommends several science fiction and fantasy novels. `Nadya,' by Pat Murphy; `American Gothic Tales,' by Joyce Carol Oates; `Ambient' and `Elvissey,' by Jack Womack; `The Brains of Rats,' by Michael Blumlein; `None So Blind,' by Joe Haldeman; `Time Travel,' by Paul J. Nahin; `Space Travel,'...
- Editor's recommendations.
G.V.G. // Fantasy & Science Fiction; May98, Vol. 94 Issue 5, p31
Recommends several science fiction books. Includes `A Century of Science Fiction,' by Damon Knight; John Kessel's `The Pure Product'; David Bowman's `Bunny Modern'; Sue Woolfe's `Leaning Towards Infinity.'
Van Gelder, Gordon // Fantasy & Science Fiction; Oct/Nov98, Vol. 94 Issue 4/5, p4
Editorial. Discusses science fiction, with reference to the article `Close Encounter: The Squandered Promise of Science Fiction,' by Jonathan Lethem, which appeared in the June 1998 issue of `Voice Literary Supplement.' Arguments presented in the article; Perception of Lethem regarding science...
- Tea and hamsters.
Coney, Michael // Fantasy & Science Fiction; Jan1995, Vol. 88 Issue 1, p8
Presents Michael Coney's science fiction `Tea and Hamsters,' a novelette about a highly prejudiced woman who has learned to accept an alien as a member of her community.
- Home for Christmas.
Hoffman, Nina Kiriki // Fantasy & Science Fiction; Jan1995, Vol. 88 Issue 1, p130
Presents Nina Kiriki Hoffman's `Home for Christmas,' a novelette about a lonely man who encountered a girl who could speak to inanimate objects.
- Sci-Fi Contest winners!
Duffield, D.; Yates, J. // Odyssey; Jun91, Vol. 13 Issue 6, p12
Presents the winning entries in `Odyssey' magazines third annual Sci-Fi Contest. Features fictional stories about a picture of four explorers on the Moon.
- Space fiction's outer limits?
Herbert, R. // Publishers Weekly; 11/10/89, Vol. 236 Issue 19, p18
Discusses the future of science fiction and fantasy writing, which is currently facing a glut in original titles, and how publishers are changing their marketing strategies. Examples of new imprints; Promotional ideas; Book design. INSET: Humor, horror and hard science--trends for the next...
- Future tense: Science fiction confronts the new science.
Antczak, J. // School Library Journal; Jan90, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p29
Discusses the issues that scientists are focusing on such as genetic engineering, artificial intelligence, and robotics and their impact on science fiction stories for today's young readers.
- Escape from the laws of physics.
Banks, Iain // New Scientist; 3/20/93, Vol. 137 Issue 1865, p38
Discusses the problem of dealing with scientific facts when writing science fiction novels. Why science in mainstream novels is more reliable; Why future science is more problematic; The vital component of the scientific method.
- Sometime in the recent future....
Brunner, John // New Scientist; 4/10/93, Vol. 138 Issue 1868, p28
Reflects on the author's work as a science fiction writer whose guesses became present-day reality. Origin of ideas; Reaction to his books; Predictions of a computerized world, overpopulation, pollution, hobby saboteur, kidnapping for ransom, AIDS vaccine; Guides to science fiction writers;...
- Two-way look at the literature of change.
Pohl, Frederik // New Scientist; 5/22/93, Vol. 138 Issue 1874, p48
Considers ways in which science and science fiction overlap. Writing of science fiction; Comparison of science fiction and real science; Predicting future science.
- Enter the CS Sci-Fi Contest.
Pohl, Frederik // Current Science; 11/13/92, Vol. 78 Issue 6, p11
Presents instructions on how to enter the `Current Science' Sci-Fi Contest. The contest asks readers to write a short-story about an imaginary future in the form of a science fiction story. Winners will receive Savings Bonds.
- Space invaders.
Burton, Tim // Vanity Fair; Nov96, Issue 435, p204
Shares the author's fascination with science-fiction. Comparison with fairy tales; Influence of `The Mars Attacks!' cards; Sketches of alien creatures.
- Is something happening in science fiction?
Kandel, Michael // Science Fiction Studies; Mar98, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p1
Opinion. Discusses the author's experience as a translator of science fiction. Evaluation of the work of various authors; Excerpts from various book entitled `Amnesia Moon,' by Jonathan Lethem, `The Great Wheel,' by Iran R. MacLeod and `In the Garden of Iden,' by Kage Baker; Views of the...
van Gelder, Gordon // Fantasy & Science Fiction; Dec97, Vol. 93 Issue 6, p6
Editorial. Comments on the proofs countering observers' claims that the popularity of science fiction among readers in the United States is declining in the 1990s. Viability of the science fiction book market inspite of competition from other media featuring science fiction; Inaccuracy of...
- Plumage from Pegasus.
Di Filippo, Paul // Fantasy & Science Fiction; Sep94, Vol. 87 Issue 3, p73
Provides information on science fiction and their authors. Includes terminologies; Arthur Conan Doyle; Isaac Asimov; Polynesian science fiction; Kimberly Quince; 1961 film `Smell Me Deadly!'
Rusch, Kristine Kathry // Fantasy & Science Fiction; Oct/Nov94, Vol. 87 Issue 4/5, p8
Editorial. Discusses the need for science fiction writers to go beyond for their plots and stories. Call for science fiction writers to imagine the future better than it already is at the present; Potentials in the social implications of technological change; Writers' abrogation of their...
- Science fiction films.
Dubeck, Leroy W.; Moshier, Suzanne E. // Science Teacher; Apr93, Vol. 60 Issue 4, p46
Considers science fiction films as an effective science teaching tool. Scientific principles illustrated or violated in a film; Relating science to socially significant issues; Science in interdisciplinary settings; Rotating spaceship in the film `2010' illustrating the conservation of angular...
- The only thing worse than yet one more bad trilogy.
Di Filippo, Paul // Fantasy & Science Fiction; Sep97, Vol. 93 Issue 3, p95
Reprints an article entitled `What Killed Science Fiction,' by Josiah Carberry published in `The Journal Of Popular Culture.'
- Aliens capture sci-fi literature.
Di Filippo, Paul // Wilson Quarterly; Spring92, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p130
Comments on science fiction popularity, as discussed in the article `Big Ideas and Dead-End Thrills,' by Thomas M. Disch in the February 1992 issue of `The Atlantic.' Growth in the popularity of science fiction; Topics in science-fiction works.
- Beyond the idea.
Zelazny, R. // Writer; Mar88, Vol. 101 Issue 3, p9
There are many ways for writers to get ideas, including using the Yellow Pages of the telephone directory, but ideas are not enough. A writer must take the idea and use various techniques to turn it into a story. Techniques for writing science fiction.
- Future-war fiction: The fist main phase, 1871-1900.
Clarke, I.F. // Science Fiction Studies; Nov97, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p387
Presents information on various science fiction novels which deals with wars and destruction between 1871 and 1900. Reference to futuristic fiction books by Francis Cheynell; Information on books written by other authors.
- Adventures in physicsland.
Lafferty, George // New Scientist; 4/9/94, Vol. 142 Issue 1920, p40
Discusses the likeness of events contained in some fictional works with reality. Jules Verne's account of the details in the 1860s of the manned Moon landing; Resemblance of Mark Twain's character Mrs. Thatcher's search for her daughter who disappeared with Tom Sawyer with the Mrs. Thatcher of...
- The study of science fiction: A modest proposal.
Pohl, Frederik // Science Fiction Studies; Mar97, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p11
Presents a proposal concerning the study of science fiction. Demonstration of what science fiction is not; Distinction between fiction and fantasy; Focus on the Science Fiction League; Role of science fiction in the scientific discipline of futurology; Discussion on futurology.
- SF and romantic biofictions: Aldiss, Gibson, Sterling, Powers.
Jones, Christine Kenyo // Science Fiction Studies; Mar97, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p47
Examines several works on science fiction. Influence of Brian Aldiss' `Billion Year Spree'; Consideration of William Gibson and Bruce Sterling's `The Difference Engine'; Development of the affinity between science fiction and the lives and works of the Romantic period; Nature of the link...
- Morning comes whether you set the alarm or not.
Bull, Geoff // Orana; Aug95, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p159
Discusses the relationship between science fiction and the future. Rationale for the use of science fiction; Difference of science and fantasy; Trends in science fiction writing for young adults.
- Forgotten treasures.
Resnick, Mike // Fantasy & Science Fiction; Mar1998, Vol. 94 Issue 3, p80
Recommends reissues of several fantasy and science fiction novels. Includes Harry Harrison's `Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers'; `Nightmares and Greenstacks' anthology; `Judgment Night,' by C.L. Moore; `Pilgrimage: The Book of the People,' by Zenna Henderson; Hal Clement's `Mission of...
Rusch, Kristine Kathry // Fantasy & Science Fiction; Aug94, Vol. 87 Issue 2, p5
Editorial. Focuses on attracting readers to science fiction. Anecdotes; Inability of outsiders to understand science fiction; Comparison of popularity with sci-fi movies and television programs; Need for sci-fi readers to share their culture.
Rusch, Kristine Kathry // Fantasy & Science Fiction; Jul95, Vol. 89 Issue 1, p6
Editorial. Shares the opinions and comments of science fiction readers who identified themselves as part of the 25 years old and younger group. Susan O'Fearne in Nacogdoches, Texas on younger readers on who do not respond to surveys; Mike Allen of Roanoke, Virginia on people who accept...
- Gone to glory.
Robertson, R. Garcia y // Fantasy & Science Fiction; Jul95, Vol. 89 Issue 1, p134
Presents the novelet `Gone to Glory,' by R. Garcia y Robertson about a group's trip in different stations in space boarding an airship.
- Science fiction.
Kaveney, Roz // New Statesman; 12/05/97, Vol. 126 Issue 4363, p67
Discusses several science fiction books. Includes `3001-The Final Odyssey,' by Arthur C. Clarke; `A Fall of Moondust,' by Arthur C. Clarke; `Red Mars, Green Mars and Blue Mars,' by Kim Stanley Robinson.
- Science fiction: New horizons.
Killheffer, R.K. // Publishers Weekly; 11/30/1990, Vol. 237 Issue 48, p16
Discusses the future of science fiction books (SF). Speculates on the immediate future; Editors and other professionals more inclined to discuss present state of the field rather than where it is going; New directions; Trends affecting SF as a business; Shift in marketing; SF sales in the 1980s;...
- Collected works.
Forshaw, Barry // New Scientist; 05/05/97, Vol. 154 Issue 2076, p50
Presents a roundup of works of fiction that deal with science-related subjects. `The House of Sleep,' by Jonathan Coe; `Spares,' by Michael Marshall; `Methods of Confinement,' by Simon Maginn; `Do White Whales Sing at the Edge of the World,' by Paul Wilson; `The Last Best Thing,' by Pat Dillon;...
- Collected works.
Sourbut, Elizabeth // New Scientist; 10/25/97, Vol. 156 Issue 2105, p49
Reviews several science fiction books. Includes `Nanotime,' by Bart Kosko; `Diasposra,' by Greg Egan; `Child of the River,' by Paul McAuley; `Oracle,' by Ian Watson; `Antarctica,' by Kim Stanley.
- Mainstreaming the millennium.
Killheffer, Robert K.J. // Publishers Weekly; 8/22/1994, Vol. 241 Issue 34, p33
Discusses matters pertinent to science fiction books. Titles to be released under HarperCollins' HarperPrism and Warner's Questar SF imprints; Healthy sales and profits; Samples of science fiction literary works; Science fiction fantasy; Efforts to gain mainstream acceptance; Media tie-in...
- Creative experimentation reigns.
Killheffer, Robert K.J. // Publishers Weekly; 6/17/1996, Vol. 243 Issue 25, p34
Reports on the strategies of science fiction book publishers to expand their core audience. Popularity of the science fiction genre; Examples of science fiction titles on the market; Selection of new writers for prominent positions on the publishers' lists. INSET: The kid zone, by R.K..
- Blended books.
Skurzynski, Gloria // School Library Journal; Oct92, Vol. 38 Issue 10, p46
Discusses the author's point of view on writing science nonfiction books for young people in which she contends that the hard to understand technical information can be made entertaining provided the original meaning is not lost. `Here Comes the Mail,' by Ray Bradbury; The word storyteller;...
- Future forum.
Whitmire, Thomas; Bergmann, Ann // Odyssey; Sep94, Vol. 3 Issue 7, p42
Presents readers' answers to the question of what science-fiction movie or television program they would like to have become reality. Choices include `The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy,' `Back to the Future,' `Quantum Leap' and `Star Trek: The Next Generation.'
- Science fiction expanding, experimenting.
Killheffer, R.K.J. // Publishers Weekly; 10/11/1991, Vol. 238 Issue 45, p15
Contends that as subgenres proliferate and writers move into the mainstream, science fiction (SF) continues to explore new ideas. INSET: ChiCon: Amiable anarchy, by C. Goddard.;Hobbits, wizards, elves,.
- Columbus redux.
Caywood, C. // School Library Journal; Jan92, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p46
Compares Columbus' discovery of the New World and the decimation of the American Indian to several science fiction stories of discovery and conquest. The genre called `First Contact.' `War of the Worlds,' by H.G. Wells; `Mission of Gravity,' by Hal Clement; `Little Fuzzy,' by H. Beam Piper;...
- What works for me in writing science fiction.
Anderson, P. // Writer (Kalmbach Publishing Co.); Jan91, Vol. 104 Issue 1, p13
Tells how the author goes about preparing to write a science fiction piece, including reading science and technology magazines, using imagination and rewriting.
- Writing science fiction: Where to begin.
Downing, Paula E. // Writer (Kalmbach Publishing Co.); May92, Vol. 105 Issue 5, p18
Gives advice on where to begin when writing science fiction. What science fiction editors look for; How much science should be used; Strong plot; Good writing; Originality; How to prepare yourself to write science fiction; What to read; Attend science fiction conventions; Join a science fiction...
- Writing literary science fiction.
Hand, Elizabeth // Writer (Kalmbach Publishing Co.); Jan95, Vol. 108 Issue 1, p11
Discusses tools and devices used in writing literary science fiction. Features of literary science fiction; Citations of selected works; Specific tools of style.
- The `futures' of science fiction.
Jonas, Gerald // Writer (Kalmbach Publishing Co.); May96, Vol. 109 Issue 5, p20
Focuses on the literary purposes of the near futures of science fiction. To sustain particular plot; To give a certain set of characters room to interact; Narrative impulse as impetus for the invention of a future.
- Ideas for science fiction.
Anderson, Poul // Writer (Kalmbach Publishing Co.); Sep98, Vol. 111 Issue 9, p23
Opinion. Examines how the ideas for writing science fiction is generated, questioning where writers get their ideas. Use of discoveries in science and advances in technology in writing science fiction; Discussion of science and technology; Reference to the book `Ringworld,' by Larry Niven;...
- The invasion has begun!
Corliss, Richard; Harbison, Georgia // Time; 7/8/1996, Vol. 148 Issue 3, p58
Discusses science-fiction movies, television shows and books which are hitting the United States cultural mainstream in 1996. The motion picture `Independence Day,' about an alien invasion; History of science-fiction films, from the 1950s to the 1990s; Science-fiction television shows in the...