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Retro Review: “Arena” by Fredric Brown

I’ll continue my reviews of the 1945 Retro Hugo finalist with “Arena”, a science fiction novelette by Fredric Brown that was published in the June 1944 issue of Astounding Science Fiction and is a finalist for the 1945 Retro Hugo … Continue reading

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Retro Review: “Far Centaurus” by A.E. van Vogt

I’m continuing my reviews of the 1945 Retro Hugo finalists with “Far Centaurus”, a science fiction short story by A.E. van Vogt that was published in the January 1944 issue of Astounding Science Fiction and is a finalist for the … Continue reading

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First Monday Free Fiction: The Four and a Half Minute Boiled Egg

Welcome to the April 2020 edition of First Monday Free Fiction. To recap, inspired by Kristine Kathryn Rusch who posts a free short story every week on her blog, I’ll post a free story on every first Monday of the … Continue reading

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Retro Review: “Desertion” by Clifford D. Simak

“Desertion” is a hard science fiction short story by Clifford D. Simak, which was first published in the November 1944 issue of Astounding Science Fiction and is therefore eligible for the 1945 Retro Hugos. The magazine version may be found … Continue reading

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Retro Review: “Catch That Rabbit” by Isaac Asimov

“Catch That Rabbit” is a short story by Isaac Asimov, which was first published in the February 1944 issue of Astounding Science Fiction and is therefore eligible for the 1945 Retro Hugos. The magazine version may be found online here. … Continue reading

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Retro Review: “The Big and the Little” a.k.a. “The Merchant Princes” by Isaac Asimov

“The Big and the Little” is a novelette by Isaac Asimov, which was first published in the August 1944 issue of Astounding Science Fiction and is therefore eligible for the 1945 Retro Hugos. The magazine version may be found online … Continue reading

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Retro Review: “The Wedge” a.k.a. “The Traders” by Isaac Asimov

“The Wedge” is a short story by Isaac Asimov, which was first published in the October 1944 issue of Astounding Science Fiction and is therefore eligible for the 1945 Retro Hugos. The magazine version may be found online here. This … Continue reading

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The Golden Age Was More Diverse Than You Think

I’m currently in the middle of reading the 2019 Hugo finalists, alternating with the 1944 Retro Hugo finalists to avoid overdosing on either contemporary or vintage SFF. I just finished reading the finalists in the novelette category for the Hugos … Continue reading

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Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month for March 2019

It’s that time of the month again, time for “Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month”. So what is “Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month”? It’s a round-up of speculative fiction by indie authors newly published this month, though some February … Continue reading

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Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month for June 2018

It’s that time of the month again, time for “Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month”. So what is “Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month”? It’s a round-up of speculative fiction by indie authors newly published this month, though some May … Continue reading

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