Monday, 23 December 2013

QUEEN OF BLOOD

Greenleaf classics paperback, 1969. Cover artist unknown.

I guess this is as low and exploitative that SF gets (it's not quite Asimov is it?) This book is a movie tie-in for super low-budget MSTK3000 fodder. Have a giggle at its Imdb page.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

FROM THE OMNI ARCHIVE: ROBOTS

My third article for OMNI Reboot is up! This time focusing on robots, includes excellent quality reproductions of artwork by Jim Burns, Angus McKie, Jennifer Eachus and more. Check it out here.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Monday, 2 December 2013

ACE DOUBLE: SANCTUARY IN THE SKY + THE SECRET MARTIANS

Ace Double paperback, 1960. Cover by Ed Valigursky.

Ace Double paperback, 1960. Cover by Ed Valigursky.

Saturday, 30 November 2013

FIRST LENSMAN

Pyramid books, 1964. Cover by Jack Gaughan.

GOD EMPEROR OF DUNE

Putnam books hardback, 1981. Cover by Brad Holland.

THE BOOK OF POUL ANDERSON

DAW paperback, 1975. Cover by Jack Gaughan.

THE WHOLE MAN

Ballantine books, 1964. Cover art uncredited.

HIGH VACUUM

Ballantine books paperback, 1957. Cover by Richard Powers.

A FUNERAL FOR THE EYES OF FIRE

Ballantine books paperback, 1975. Cover by Gene Szafran.

TRIPLANETARY

Pyramid Books paperback, 1968. Cover by Jack Gaughan.

Friday, 20 September 2013

OMNI REBOOT 2

My second article for the OMNI Reboot website was published today, check it out! Here.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

THE WINDS OF TIME

Cover by Richard M. Powers.

"They had slept for 15,000 years. But they were men. Nevertheless it was a fantastic experience for Wes Chase to discover them while on a casual fishing trip. It was a long time before they were able to explain to Wes why they were on earth and what they needed. It was even longer before Wes conquered his horror and decided he could help them in their mission to bring peace to the universe. When Wes finally found the daring answer to their problems, he realized that he would have to leave his own life behind and go with them into the future and the winds of time."

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

MERCHANTER'S LUCK

Cover by Barclay Shaw.

HERETICS OF DUNE

Cover by Abe Echevarria.
"From Dune to Rakis to Dune, the wheel turns full circle. From burning desert to green and fertile land and on again to burning desert, the cycle is complete. The people of the scattering are returning. Amongst them, mysterious and threatening, are the women who call themselves the Honoured Matres, adepts of an ecstatic cult. And on Rakis, become Dune, an ancient prophecy is fulfilled with the coming of the she-seer, Sheena."

Monday, 26 August 2013

THE RIVER OF TIME

Cover by Paul Sonju.
"The River Of Time brings together eleven of David Brin's finest shorter works, including The Crystal Spheres, winner of the Hugo Award for Best Short Story, and four new stories published here for the first time, each with an afterword by the author. Here are powerful tales of heroism and humanity, playful excursions into realms of fancy, and profound meditations on time, memory and our place in the universe, by one of the most heralded new writers of our age."

ASIMOV'S SF ADVENTURE MAGAZINE, FALL 1979

Cover by Stephen Fabian.