|Four of these items were
previously posted on this website and remain available in this section, though
I now consider these to be inferior versions of the significantly revised
chapters in this book. Seven other chapters (including the chapter that unites
three of my responses to SF Signal's "Mind-Melds") are available elsewhere at
"1958: Science Fiction Film's Sense-of-Wonderful
Year." Locus Online website, posted on December 17, 2008.
"`The Pit of Man's Fears': Revisiting The Twilight
Zone." Locus Online website, posted on July 18, 2007.
"A Civilized Frontier."
Review-essay on Star Trek: The Human Frontier by Michèle Barrett and Duncan Barrett. Science Fiction Studies,
29 (July 2002), 272–276.
"2010: The Year We Lower
Our Expectations." Strange Horizons website, posted on October 18, 2010.
"Mind Meld: Bad Guys We Love to Hate: The Best Film
Villains in SF/F/H (with Various Videos of Villainy)." By Nar Williams, Ben Peek, Mike Resnick, Chris
Preksta, Edward M. Lerner, Gary Farber, Steve Davidson, Gary Westfahl, Mike
Brotherton, Kevin Maher, S. Andrew Swann, and Summer Brooks. SF Signal website,
posted on October 14, 2009.
Mind Meld: What Makes a Successful SciFi/Fantasy Book Adaptation? Why
Do Some Fail?" By Jennifer Pelland,
John Varley, Christopher David, James Davis Nicoll, Joseph Mallozzi, Derryl
Murphy, Tim Holman, Nick Sagan, and Gary Westfahl. SF Signal website, posted on
September 17, 2008.
"Mind-Meld: Which Sci-Fi Movie Ending Would You Change?"
By Mike Brotherton, David Gerrold, Gabriel McKee,
Kevin Maher, Gary Westfahl, Paul Levinson, Adam-Troy Castro, Paul Di Filippo,
Jay Maynard, Michael L. Wentz, and Rob Bedford. SF Signal website, posted on
February 26, 2008.
Ten Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Films of the Twenty-First Century … As of
December 31, 2010 … And A Prediction about Ten Best Lists to Come."
website, posted on January 17, 2011.
"Notes from a Mixed Marriage, or, The Lady and the
Monster." Locus Online website,
posted on August 23, 2010.