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And the Rockets’ red glare, the Bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our Flag was still there;                                    — Francis Scott Key (1814 broadside printing) Pretty much any time that foes gather together in convenient […]

This is unmitigated fan fiction. It is brazen and utterly shameless about it, too. As I read this I kept looking back to the front to confirm that these stories really did appear within the pages of Weird Tales magazine. They really did! Evidently the editor liked them well enough for it to be worth their time to keep […]

The blue versus pink science fiction and fantasy divide has been a big topic for 2015. It has the appearance of a rift of the making for the past 15 years. Actually, you can find origins for it in the 1930s. The big factional dispute was between the weird and science fiction fans. Robert E. […]

The conspiracy theory of society…comes from abandoning God and then asking “Who is in his place?” -Karl Popper, Conjectures and Refutations, as quoted in Foucault’s Pendulum, Umberto Eco I started with the concept of counterfeit antiques (and historicity) a few weeks ago, and last week I glanced at the importance of counterfeit religion in Asimov’s […]