Archive | October, 2012

Is Science-Fiction Dying?

IS SCIENCE FICTION DYING? The question may seem dubious or melodramatic, but there’s been a fair amount of talk on the internet about this over the past few years. People in the Yahoo science-fiction discussion groups have discussed it, and bloggers, some of them pros, have  written about it. Myself, I don’t know if SF is dying, but it […]

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All The Alligators

One evening back in the mists of prehistory (the early 1970s), my friend Tom Naue and I were sitting around Papa Caesars in Carbondale, in its original location across from the island, just off of Southern Illinois Avenue. Tom was a smart, irrevent semi-tough guy from Elgin who told things like they were, always, and we were pals. […]

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