Monthly Archives: June 2009

Spider Robinson

Spider Robinson’s “Melancholy Elephants” short story collection might be the first science fiction I ever read. I’m frequently appalled by my fellow scifi geeks who haven’t yet experienced the joy, and buy copies of the now out-of-print anthology every time … Continue reading

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Hal Clement

Hal Clement’s “Whirlygig World” essay is a strong influence on my opinions of science fiction: Writing a science fiction story is fun, not work. … the fun… lies in treating the whole thing as a game. … the rules must … Continue reading

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Well, that’s different!

So, you thought Saturn’s rings were flat, did you? It’s been crazy-busy around here recently, but I always have time for neat astronomy.

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