September 23, 2017

Review: The Nebula Awards Showcase 2013

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It’s the dream of many a science fiction author.

The Nebula Awards are one of the biggest recognitions in the world of science fiction. Every year, the Nebulas honor the very best in sci-fi novels, novellas, short stories and poetry.

This week, we take a look at the best of the best in the Nebula Awards Showcase 2013, edited by Catherine Asaro and out from Pyr Books. Whether your interest leans toward the fantastical, or harkens back to the hard “rockets & rayguns” of science fiction past, the 2013 compilation brings it all together for you in one tome. [Read more...]

2012-2013: The Year in Science Fiction Poetry

An excellent collection!

Some years ago, we toyed with the idea of writing a post on Science Fiction poetry. As it came up in the queue, we pondered if there would even be enough to write an entire blog post about. We’d encountered a few examples of sci-fi poetry over the years, but it still seemed to be very much beyond the purview of the mainstream… [Read more...]

Review: Of Poetry and Podcasts.

Out from the Science Fiction Poetry Association!

This week, we break from the traditional book review format to bring you two pieces of unique science fiction from our copious errata sheet. We’re going to break with convention and be totally partisan and instead present you with an original venue and a podcast piece that has floated through our collective radar and are worth checking out; [Read more...]

March 2010: Life in the Astro-Blogosphere.

The Full Snow Moon that rounded off February. (Phot by Author).   

The Full Snow Moon capping off February as seen from Astroguyz HQ! (Photo by Author). 

    This month, spring and the vernal equinox are in the air in the northern hemisphere; time for warmer temps, shortening nights and hopefully, a buffer between the cold of winter and the eventual swarms of summer mosquitoes that are the bane of many an observer. What follows is a brief rundown of all things astronomical that are floating through our respective transom here at Astroguyz HQ; [Read more...]

2009: The Year in Science Fiction and the Look Ahead.

The isolation depicted in Moon. (Credit: Sony Pictures).
The isolation depicted in Moon. (Credit: Sony Pictures).

2009 was an interesting year in the realm of science fiction. Sure, we had our predictable, (and sometimes regrettable) run of video games and toys turned into a two hour special effects gags, but some indie and foreign flicks made minor inroads into our sci-fi consciousness. The SyFy channel shortened its name for greater texting ease, while hip publishers like Pyr and podcasts like Escape Pod and the Drabblecast continued to gain ground in terms of exponential coolness. [Read more...]