Monthly Archives: June 2015

John W. Campbell, Jr. at 105

On this day in 1910, John W. Campbell entered the world.  It was a very different world when he left it on July 11, 1971.  He envisioned much of that world and much of what followed his passing.JohnWCampbell-WhoGoesThere-314x218

John Campbell was arguably the most influential science fiction and fantasy editor of the 20th Century.  (Feel free to disagree in the comments.)  Campbell began writing science fiction for the pulps.  At first he published space opera under his own name.  Not content to be a well regarded writer in the field, he began publishing moody, thoughtful stories under the name Don A. Stuart.  He took the pen name from his wife’s maiden name, Dona Stuart.  His most famous story under either byline is “Who Goes There?” by Don A. Stuart, which was filmed as The Thing From Another World (1951), The Thing (1982), and The Thing (2011). Continue reading

And So It Ends

Kristine Kathryn Rusch
WMG Publishing
Trade Paper $18.99
Ebook $5.99

No, not the Retrieval Artist series, just the Anniversary Day Saga. Miles Flint and his associates will be back sooner or later.

Masterminds ends the eight volume Anniversary Day Saga. Reading this has been one of the highlights of the year for me. This is the one were everything comes together.  It goes on sale in the next few weeks, so you’ve got time to get caught up if you’re a book or two behind.

Rusch has set herself a major task in trying to tie together all the threads in a coherent manner. I’m not going to go into any detail because I don’t want to give away any of the surprises. But I will tell you a few things.  SPOILERS AHEAD. Continue reading