Tag Archives: SF

A Day at the Station

Here’s another, from the back archive: I think I wrote the original version about 30 years ago; this is resurrected from a much-copied .wri format file, from the misty past. A homage to the SF greats who inspired me: Roger Zelazny, … Continue reading

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Science meets Science Fiction: Human head transplants

New Scientist magazine, which I have been enjoying since 1971, has a piece called “Welcome to the body shop” in its 28 February issue – on transplanting human heads – which has already had high-level media interest.  One Sergio Canavero … Continue reading

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The Twelve Days of the SF Holiday

I thought the Xmas / Saturnalia / Whatever festival could do with some new songs, so here’s mine. It also doubles as a great suggestion list for feeding budding SF fans, because every suggestion is a link to a real … Continue reading

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Baby Steps in a Spacesuit 3: In Praise of the Short Form

I think the best possible way to inculcate someone into the deep and profound mysteries that are science fiction, is to shower them with short story anthologies. I am deeply biased, of course, because I have both had it done … Continue reading

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Baby Steps in a Spacesuit 2: SF on TV

So, SF on TV: what was it that we had, back in the 60s, out there on the edge of civilization, that stirred a young person’s blood? And to get this into perspective, please realise that I’m speaking of Zambia, … Continue reading

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Baby steps in a spacesuit: my introduction to SF

This is going to be a bit like a disjointed trip through my SF reading history – which started, lo, these many decades ago.  Like in about 1964, with the Tom Swift series and Capt. WE Johns, from the Lusaka … Continue reading

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Iain (M) Banks: goodbye!

I tried to post this on the very excellent Worlds Without End site, on a commemorative blog post, but it said “comments closed”!  So it goes here. I stumbled upon Iain Banks’s “Complicity” nearly 20 years ago, probably in a public library, … Continue reading

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