John O'Neill ponders the first true evidence of
Intelligence on Mars.
including missives from L. Ron Hubbard, Isaac Asimov, and Hugo Gernsback asks why he's never won
HindSite: we've summarized and
listed the SF Site's past editorials in the hopes you'll read the damn things.
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Thrilling Wonder Stories|
It is with great pleasure that we welcome Thrilling Wonder Stories
magazine to the SF Site. Once one of the most widely-read SF periodicals in the world,
Thrilling Wonder has been available only by subscription for the last four decades.
Now it returns to the newstands with a spectacular new issue, including the cover story
"Giant Bugs Really Suck," by Curtis van Giffhopper, and "I Have A Mouth and I Am Loud" by Harlan
Ellison. Additional contents include terrific short stories by Paul J. McAuley, Catherine Asaro, and
James van Pelt, as well as book columns by Charles de Lint, Dave Truesdale and Paul T. Riddell.
Life on Mars?
article by John O'Neill
With the release of startling new photos from the Mars Global Surveyor, NASA unveils some of the most explosive
evidence yet of life on Mars, and announces a bold expedition beyond the Red Planet.
Proceedings of the Miskatonic Cthulhian Society
reviewed by Georges T. Dodds
The Proceedings began as an journal of
occult research based on scientific principles, and have always been on the cutting edge of research into
extradimensional beings and the psychophysiological implications of their existence. Regretably, however,
most of its major contributors seem to meet with bizarre and early deaths.
The Fiction of Jerome Walton
article by Steven H. Silver
Contributing Editor Steven Silver has a look at that great overlooked author, Jerome Walton, whose run of
stories in Astounding Stories from January 1935-April 1957 gave him the nickname
"The Lou Gehrig of Science Fiction."
compiled by John O'Neill
We're pretty sure there were some books published in late March.
But we're about twelve months behind in our reading, and have given up trying to catch up. Here's some
of the great books published last year.
The Twilight Zone Revisited by Rue Sorling
reviewed by Steve Lazarowitz
The Twilight Zone helped make science fiction -- and many of its best short story writers -- famous.
Steve Lazarowitz has a look at an unusual book which may raise an eyebrow or two even among the most jaded modern
Springsteen an Alien!
article by Greg L Johnson
You've heard the rumours. You watched the mounting evidence. And now, only two weeks after his induction into
the rock and roll Hall of Fame, two New Jersey residents have come forward with compelling evidence
that Bruce Springsteen is in fact an alien.
compiled by John O'Neill
April 1st sees the arrival of old issues of Argosy All Story Weekly, Astounding Stories,
Super Science Stories, Thrilling Wonder Stories, and more. Drop by FictionHome.com
for the latest in old SF and Fantasy Magazines.
The Pan-Galactic Circus: Selected Stories by Kilgore Trout
reviewed by Paul J. McAuley
He is considered the most important writer of our genre, and the most
infuriatingly obscure. Even Kilgore Trout did not know how
many of his stories were published. But the tenacious NESFA Press didn't let that get in their way.
The Tale of RoboRock and Sweet Blossom
Unfinished Manuscript by J.R.R. Tolkien
fiction by Catherine Asaro
There has been a great deal of lively discussion on the emergence of
science fiction romance in recent years. And now, exclusively at the SF
Site! (okay, well, perhaps half a dozen other places too), a secret
preview of a new story by a leader in the field...
SF Film reviews by Rick Norwood
Rick is back from a very special sneak engagement of The Phantom Menace for media heavyweights
and -- while he won't give away the surprise ending -- there are a few things he can reveal without
spoiling your enjoyment of the film.
compiled by John O'Neill
Tor announces the surprise publication of the last nine volumes in Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time
Series, to be released simultaneously, drastically driving up North American paper prices. And there's
still no word on Last Dangerous Visions.
Hubert F. Arlington
compiled by Rodger Turner
Managing Editor Rodger Turner begins a 35-part series detailing the complete works of Hubert F. Arlington,
one of the most prolific writers in the genre. In his sixty year career his various pseudonyms have included
Murray Leinster, A.E. van Vogt, Gene Wolfe, James Blaylock, Joyce Carol Oates,
Robert Silverberg, Michael Whalen, Tom Doherty and Mark Ziesing.
The Year's Best SF 16 edited by Gardner Dozois
reviewed by Todd Ruthman
The yearbook of the Science Fiction field arrives with something of a surprise this year.
Claiming that this has been a disappointing year for SF, the editor presents only 45 pages of material
-- including six columns by Paul T. Riddell, two Star Wars posters, and the collected ad
copy from the marketing staff at Avon Eos.
reviewed by S. Kay Elmore
Oxford University Press has published a lost manuscript of J.R.R. Tolkien's, recently discovered in an
Oxford library. This unusual fantasy details the story of four
children who are magically transported to a mystical world
populated by talking animals. Along with the manuscript was a
letter from his good friend and colleague C.S. Lewis,
politely telling Tolkien, in so many words, that the novel
stinks and he should get on with writing something more