Tag Archives: golden age science fiction

Foundation realises “Upon Awakening” that the story is still moving at a glacial pace

Looks like I’m doing episode by episode reviews of Foundation – at least for now – so here is my take on episode 5. Reviews of previous episodes of Foundation as well as two actual Foundation stories may be found … Continue reading

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Foundation realises that there are “Barbarians at the Gates”

Looks like I’m doing episode by episode reviews of Foundation, so here is my take on episode 4. And yes, the Octocon report is coming, but I had a very busy week. Reviews of previous episodes of Foundation as well … Continue reading

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Foundation Meets “The Mathematician’s Ghost”

I’m still not sure, if this will be an ongoing series of episode by episode reviews, but I did watch the third episode of Foundation, though the review is a little late, because I was also at the virtual Octocon … Continue reading

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Listen to Cora rambling on about Isaac Asimov and Foundation at the Stars End Podcast

I’m still busy with this year’s July Short Story Challenge (you can follow along here), so I almost forgot to mention that I’ve been interviewed on the Stars End Podcast, a great new podcast dedicated to the works of Isaac … Continue reading

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Star Trek Discovery mounts a rescue mission and meets “Su’Kal”

Because the powers that be at US streaming services apparently believe that all their viewers are bored slackers sitting on the sofa with nothing else to do and that no one has such a thing as a family or a … Continue reading

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The Elusive Allison V. Harding and How to Suppress Women’s Writing… Again

Allison V. Harding, horror and fantasy author of the 1940s, is nigh forgotten these days, even though she was prolific, publishing thirty-six stories in Weird Tales between 1943 and 1951, as well as six non-genre stories in Weird Tales‘ sister … Continue reading

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Retro Review: “Garden of Evil” by Margaret St. Clair

“Garden of Evil” by Margaret St. Clair is a planetary romance short story, which appeared in the summer 1949 issue of Planet Stories and is therefore eligible for the 1950 Retro Hugos, should they ever be held. The story may … Continue reading

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“The Mandalorian” and Baby Yoda are back and meet “The Marshal”

Yes, everybody’s favourite space gunslinger and his adopted kid, the cutest little green alien toddler in the universe, are back. It’s time again for The Mandalorian or – as my Mom calls it – “Baby Yoda and His Dad”. I … Continue reading

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Retro Review: “The Golden Apples of the Sun” by Ray Bradbury

“The Golden Apples of the Sun” is a science fiction short story by Ray Bradbury, which appeared in the November 1953 issue of Planet Stories. It would have been eligible for the 1954 Retro Hugos, awarded in 2004, but neither … Continue reading

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Retro Review: “The Martian and the Milkmaid” by Frances M. Deegan

I keep finding more stories by obscure and forgotten women authors of the golden age, so enjoy this review of  “The Martian and the Milkmaid”, a science fiction short story by Frances M. Deegan, that was published in the October … Continue reading

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