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Full Series Part I – Pedophilia in Science Fiction – Introduction Part II – The Vocal Enablers Part III – Leaders in Silence Part IV -The Samuel R. Delany Problem Part V – The Victims Supplement I – Defending Your Children: Understanding the Mindset and Tactics of a Pedophile Supplement II – The Enablers in […]

Reading Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin recently has re-sparked my desire to adapt classic war game rules to my favorite science fiction property.  Wargames in the classical format set during the One Year War are virtually non-existent* in both tabletop and electronic format.  Recently, the Gundam model industry made a foray into “serious” kits via […]

Full Series Part I – Pedophilia in Science Fiction – Introduction Part II – The Vocal Enablers Part III – Leaders in Silence Part IV -The Samuel R. Delany Problem Part V – The Victims Supplement I – Defending Your Children: Understanding the Mindset and Tactics of a Pedophile Supplement II – The Enablers in […]

Full Series Part I – Pedophilia in Science Fiction – Introduction Part II – The Vocal Enablers Part III – Leaders in Silence Part IV -The Samuel R. Delany Problem Part V – The Victims Supplement I – Defending Your Children: Understanding the Mindset and Tactics of a Pedophile Supplement II – The Enablers in […]

It’s time to recognize the best gaming blogs of the year. Of course, most any day is a good one to recognize a great gaming blog as far as I’m concerned. That’s why I link to stuff over at Jeffro’s Space Gaming Blog all year long. But of all those blogs I link to, which […]

Amid Leigh Brackett’s return to science fiction in the early to middle 1970s, she edited an anthology of stories culled from the pulp science fiction magazine Planet Stories. Ballantine Books published The Best of Planet Stories #1 in January 1975. Planet Stories had been a pulp magazine from 1939 to 1955 for 71 issues. It […]

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines […]

WARNING: This post deals seriously with child sexual abuse  in science fiction and extensively quotes from the work of a science fiction author who endorses, and is believed to have engaged in, criminally abusive sexual behavior. Not for the faint of heart; contains vulgarities, obscenities, and descriptions of extremely deviant and disgusting behavior. This is […]

Considering how rampant the abuse has been historically and how leaders in the science fiction community have gone out of their way to enable and encourage the abusers, I can’t possibly recommend that you expose children in your care to science fiction conventions or other events where fans of science fiction might gather to form […]

This week’s Wargame Wednesday’s post highlights the enjoyable Battle Academy series by Slitherene. Bottom line up front:  easy to learn, easy to play but with enough complexity to keep even hard core gamers engaged.  The scenarios, campaigns and force selection options will disappoint historical purists and the online player base seems small but despite that […]

You know I really hesitate to look into this style of game. It’s not just that this kind of game seems to attract exactly the wrong kind of people. And I get that it’s maybe not fair to stereotype. But my impression of these sorts of games… it’s like people get ahold of these things, they […]

Ballantine Books published Leigh Brackett’s third and last book, The Reavers of Skaith, in August 1976. Twenty months had gone by since the publication of The Hounds of Skaith. Brackett did edit The Best of Planet Stories #1: Strange Adventures on Other Planets that came out in January 1975, only three months after The Hounds […]