Book Review: Universe 12, ed. Terry Carr (1982) (Kim Stanley Robinson, Howard Waldrop, Nancy Kress, R. A. Lafferty, et al.) — Science Fiction and Other Suspect Ruminations

Richard Courtney’s cover for the 1983 edition 3.5/5 (collated rating: Good) My fifth sojourn to Terry Carr’s Universe series of original anthologies (17 volumes published between 1971-1987) embodies the reasons I gravitate towards the medium: I discover new authors, I reassess old opinions, and deepen my understanding of my favorites. Recommended for Nancy Kress’ rumination […]

Book Review: Universe 12, ed. Terry Carr (1982) (Kim Stanley Robinson, Howard Waldrop, Nancy Kress, R. A. Lafferty, et al.) — Science Fiction and Other Suspect Ruminations

Updates: Recent Science Fiction Purchases No. CCXCVII (Poul Anderson, Kingsley Amis, Eleanor Arnason, Roger Elwood anthology of SF plays) — Science Fiction and Other Suspect Ruminations

Which books/covers/authors intrigue you? Which have you read? Disliked? Enjoyed? 1. Strangers from Earth, Poul Anderson (1961) Richard Powers’ cover for the 1st edition From the back cover: “A SENTIENT ROBOT THE COLONISTS WHO LEFT A PERFECT WORLD A MADDENING HUNT FOR A MARTIAN A MAN-MADE ANIMAL A GALACTIC SWINDLER These are some of the […]

Updates: Recent Science Fiction Purchases No. CCXCVII (Poul Anderson, Kingsley Amis, Eleanor Arnason, Roger Elwood anthology of SF plays) — Science Fiction and Other Suspect Ruminations

Updates: Recent Science Fiction Purchases No. CCXCVIII (Harlan Ellison, Edward Bryant, Murray Constantine, Sayko Komatsu, and an automobile-themed anthology) — Science Fiction and Other Suspect Ruminations

Which books/covers/authors intrigue you? Which have you read? Disliked? Enjoyed? 1. Car Sinister, ed. Robert Silverberg, Martin Harry Greenberg, and Joseph D. Olander (1979) Mike Wilkes’ cover for the 1st edition From the back cover: “MAN AND HIS MACHINE. The car is man’s most personalized machine; for teenagers it is a rite of passage and […]

Updates: Recent Science Fiction Purchases No. CCXCVIII (Harlan Ellison, Edward Bryant, Murray Constantine, Sayko Komatsu, and an automobile-themed anthology) — Science Fiction and Other Suspect Ruminations

Recent Science Fiction Purchases No. CCXCIX (Henry Kuttner, C. L. Moore, Jack Williamson, Jacob Transure, Star Anthology) — Science Fiction and Other Suspect Ruminations

Which books/covers/authors intrigue you? Which have you read? Disliked? Enjoyed? 1. Ahead of Time, Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore (1953) Richard Powers’ cover for the 1st paperback edition From the inside page: “A brain in a box fights a criminal plot A visitor from the future turns out to be peculiar even for his […]

Recent Science Fiction Purchases No. CCXCIX (Henry Kuttner, C. L. Moore, Jack Williamson, Jacob Transure, Star Anthology) — Science Fiction and Other Suspect Ruminations