Monthly Archives: March 2016

Now on Your Television Screens: Childhood’s End

Our current Masterworks Spotlight comes with a short visual presentation for your entertainment! Childhood’s End is Arthur C. Clarke‘s transcendent masterpiece, the book that shows most clearly the influence of Olaf Stapledon on his writing. Beginning as an alien invasion … Continue reading

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New Title Spotlight: Terrors

Ranging from the mysterious to pulp action to the Lovecraftian, this vivid collection of short fiction explores a world of radio heroes, masterful villains, and creatures from places unknown . . . You can find more of Richard A. Lupoff’s … Continue reading

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The Mind Thing!

Have we mentioned before how much we love Galactic Journey? Regular readers will recognise this site is the journal of an intrepid time traveller, reviewing the 1960′s SF magazines as if they were new.  Go. Read. Be amazed. While it’s … Continue reading

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New Title Spotlight: Past Master

As noted last Friday, R. A. Lafferty is ‘the most important science-fiction writer you’ve never heard of’.And here is the book that set him on the path to greatness . . . The golden planet of Astrobe, made in the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, William Shatner!

Stardate 8879.58: A new life form has entered the world. Although there are … no signs of any … irregularities, I sense a … strange destiny … for this child. This … boy they call … Bill. Yes, the one … Continue reading

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On This Day: Edwin Balmer Died

On this day in 1959, Edwin Balmer died in Chicago, Illinois. Although he wrote a number of SF novels and stories – some of which were published in Hugo Gernsback‘s Amazing Stories – his main claim to fame is as … Continue reading

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On This Day: R A Lafferty Died

On this day in 2002, Raphael Aloysius Rafferty passed away in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, at the age of 87. Described by The Guardian as ‘the most important science-fiction writer you’ve never heard of’, R. A. Lafferty has influenced and inspired … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, William Gibson!

The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel. Thus, with this iconic opening line from his debut novel, Neuromancer, did William Ford Gibson announce himself to the wider SF world, in 1984, and … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Chris Foss!

Today the future turns seventy. Well, not quite, but for SF fans of a certain vintage, one name is synonymous with the look of the future – at least, the look of the spaceships of the future – and that … Continue reading

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New Title Spotlight: The Echoing Worlds

Because he was bored with life on a world that had become a museum, Paul Hilder answered a mysterious advertisement, and found himself plunged into a life that was different, dangerous and far from boring. This is the story of … Continue reading

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