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Cora’s Adventures at the Virtual 2021 Octocon

As I mentioned on this blog some time ago, I spent the first October weekend at Octocon, the Irish National Science Fiction Convention, which was virtual this year for obvious reasons. But before I get to my adventures at Octocon, … Continue reading

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Cora Goes to the Virtual 2021 Octocon

Octocon is the Irish national science fiction convention, which normally takes place every October in Dublin, Republic of Ireland. However, as you may have noticed, 2021 is not a normal year and therefore Octocon is virtual this year. Which means … Continue reading

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Cora Talks About Old SFF Elsewhere

“But what’s new about that?” some of you will ask. She always talks about old SFF somewhere. However, today I had not one but two items coming out elsewhere. The first is my latest post over at Galactic Journey, where … Continue reading

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Fanzine Spotlight: Young People Read Old SFF

We’re heading into the homestretch for the 2021 Hugo nominations, so it’s time for the next entry in my Fanzine/Fancast Spotlight project. For more about the Fanzine/Fancast Spotlight project, go here. You can also check out the other great fanzines … 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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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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Why the Retro Hugos Have Value

Once again, this is not the post I wanted to write. I had been planning to review The Old Guard, which I finally got around to watching, and maybe write a quick con report about the virtual 2020 NASFIC. However, … Continue reading

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Retro Review: “Gambler’s Asteroid” by Manly Wade Wellman

“Gambler’s Asteroid” is a space opera short story by Manly Wade Wellman, that was published in the Spring 1944 issue of Thrilling Wonder Stories and would have been eligible for the 1945 Retro Hugo Award. The story may be read … Continue reading

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