Category Archives: Retro Reviews

Retro Review: “Intruders from the Stars” by Ross Rocklynne

“Intruders from the Stars” is a novella by Ross Rocklynne. It was first published in the January 1944 issue of Amazing Stories and is finalist for the 1945 Retro Hugos. The magazine version may be found online here. This review … Continue reading

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Retro Review: “The Winged Man” by E. Mayne Hull and A.E. van Vogt

“The Winged Man” is a novel by E. Mayne Hull and A.E. van Vogt. It was first serialised in the May and June 1944 issues of Astounding Science Fiction and is finalist for the 1945 Retro Hugos. The magazine version … Continue reading

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Retro Review: “A God Named Kroo” by Henry Kuttner

“A God Named Kroo” is a novella by Henry Kuttner, this time writing under his own name. It was first published in the Winter 1944 issue of Thrilling Wonder Stories and is finalist for the 1945 Retro Hugos. The magazine … Continue reading

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Retro Review: “The Children’s Hour” by Lawrence O’Donnell a.k.a. Henry Kuttner and C.L. Moore

“The Children’s Hour” is a novelette by Lawrence O’Donnell, one of the many pen names of Henry Kuttner and C.L. Moore. It was first published in the March 1944 issue of Astounding Science Fiction and is finalist for the 1945 … Continue reading

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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: “City” by Clifford D. Simak

“City” is a science fiction novelette by Clifford D. Simak, which was first published in the May 1944 issue of Astounding Science Fiction and is a finalist for the 1945 Retro Hugo. The magazine version may be found online here. … 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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Retro Review: “And the Gods Laughed” by Fredric Brown

Now that the finalists for the 1945 Retro Hugos have announced, it’s time to get back to Retro Reviews and cover those finalists I missed the first time around. I’ll start off with “And the Gods Laughed”, a science fiction … Continue reading

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Retro Review: “Citadel of Lost Ships” by Leigh Brackett

The finalists for the 1945 Retro Hugos will be announced tomorrow. But for now, I’ll continue to take a look at some of the finalists for previous years of Retro Hugos. And today, I’ll continue with a story that was … Continue reading

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Retro Review: “Exile” by Edmond Hamilton

Now that we’re waiting for the finalists for the 1945 Retro Hugos to be announced, let’s take the time to look at some of the finalists for previous years of Retro Hugos. I’ll start off with “Exile”, a science fantasy … Continue reading

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