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A Brief History of Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine

In 1988 I had just started grad school at the University of Illinois, and finally moved out of my parent’s basement. I’d also left my book collection behind and settled into a small dorm room. I continued collecting, albeit in a much more cramped space, and as the years went by the book piles on the floor gradually grew into towering stacks that made moving around tough. I graduated just in time in 1991, before I completely ran out of floor…

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Vintage Treasures: The Wonderful World of Robert Sheckley

The Wonderful World of Robert Sheckley (Bantam Books, 1979). Cover by the great Paul Lehr Back in the 90s, when I was reading a lot of Gardner Dozois’ science fiction anthologies, I got used to his complaints about the short memory of science fiction fans. What he meant was that after a popular and important SF writer died or retired, it wasn’t long — 2-5 years, sometimes less — before their entire catalog was out of print, and shortly after that…

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Birthday Reviews: John Dalmas’s “In the Bosom of His Family”

John Dalmas was born John Jones on December 3, 1926 and died on June 15, 2017. Dalmas first book The Yngling was serialized in Analog in 1969 and published in book form in 1971. Dalmas began publishing regularly in the 1980s, producing the Fanglith books and The Regiment series, as well as many short stories. In addition to his career as an author Dalmas worked for the US Forest Service. Dalmas originally published “In the Bosom of His Family” in the…

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Birthday Reviews: Lisa Goldstein’s “Death Is Different”

Lisa Goldstein was born on November 21, 1953. She has also published under the pseudonym Isabel Glass. Goldstein won the Sidewise Award for Alternate History for her short story “Paradise Is a Walled Garden” in 2012 and the same year won a Mythopoeic Award for her novel The Uncertain Places. She was also a two-time nominee for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and has had works nominated for the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, the World…

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Birthday Reviews: Michael Bishop’s “Patriots”

Michael Bishop was born on November 12, 1945. Bishop won back to back Nebula Awards in 1982 for his novelette “The Quickening” and in 1983 for his novel No Enemy But Time. In 2009, he won the Shirley Jackson Award for “The Pile,” His novel Unicorn Mountain received the Mythopoeic Award, and his poem “For a Lady Physicist” won the Rhysling Award. He has twice won the Southeastern SF Achievement Award for his stories “The Door Gunner” and “Bears Discover…

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Birthday Reviews: Robert J. Howe’s “The Little American Man: A True Pelvic Story”

Robert J. Howe was born on October 10, 1957. Howe’s fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Black Gate 14 (with “The Natural History of Calamity”). He co-edited the anthology Coney Island Wonder Stories with John Ordover. Howe served as Secretary of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of American from 2010-2012. He is married to SF editor Eleanor Lang. “The Little American Man: A True Pelvic Story” is a surreal tale set in Latin America. Pilar is…

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Birthday Reviews: Ray Vukcevich’s “Ornamental Animals”

Ray Vukcevich was born on September 11, 1946. Vukcevich was nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award in 2002 for his collection Meet Me in the Moon Room. His novelette “The Wages of Syntax” was nominated for the Nebula Award in 2004. Vukcevich has published two collections of his own short stories, the novel The Man of Maybe Half-A-Dozen Faces, and a short anthology that collected one of his short stories and one of Kelly Link’s short stories that was…

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Birthday Reviews: Steve Perry’s “A Few Minutes in the Plantation Bar and Grill Outside Woodville, Mississippi”

Steve Perry was born on August 31, 1947. He has written novels in his Matador series and several stand-alone novels as well as the novelizations of Titan A.E. and Men in Black. He has also written books set in the Star Wars and Aliens universes and has collaborated with J. Michael Reaves, Gary A. Braunbeck, Dal Perry, Larry Segriff, and S.D. Perry, his daughter. Steve Perry is not the same Steve Perry who wrote for Thundercats. Perry’s “A Few Minutes…

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Birthday Reviews: Kate Wilhelm’s “State of Grace”

Kate Wilhelm was born on June 8, 1928 and died on March 8, 2018. She won the Hugo Award twice, for her novel Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang and the book Storyteller: Writing Lessons and More from 27 Years of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop. She won the Nebula three times for the short stories “The Planners” and “Forever Yours, Anna,” and the novelette “The Girl Who Fell into the Sky.” She helped establish the SFWA and Clarion Workshop, and…

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Birthday Reviews: May Index

January index February index March index April index May 1, Joel Rosenberg: “The Blink of a Wizard’s Eye” May 2, Anne Harris: “The House” May 3, Michael Cadnum: “Elf Trap” May 4, Shaenon K. Garrity: “To Whatever” May 5, Catherynne M. Valente: “A Buyer’s Guide to Maps of Antarctica” May 6, Craig Strete: “Time Deer”