Category Archives: editorial comment and discussion

Eclipse dating

Although I want to be getting back to posting on this blog regularly in future, for now I will merely offer a eclipse_dating which purports to have established the exact date of an eclipse mentioned in the Odyssey.

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(Pre-)Golden Age Science Fiction Free Online

Instead of continuing to discuss the development of science fiction as a genre of literature, this post is going to talk about resources for finding Golden Age and pre-Golden Age science fiction, whether short stories, novellas or novels, freely available … Continue reading

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The Lost Fleet: an otherwise well done example of an unfortunate trend

While for the most part I intend this blog to concentrate on science fiction classics, most fundamentally the discussion is about the genre of science fiction as literature– the good and the bad. To my mind, one of the worst … Continue reading

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Introduction to science fiction as literature

Science fiction as a genre of literature (generally novels and short stories) tends to differ greatly from what passes as science fiction on TV or in the movies. The differences while difficult to delineate tend to be easy to understand … Continue reading

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