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The Three Hoarsemen: Leonard Nimoy and Thomas M. Disch

by Jeff Patterson on 03/06/15

In the latest episode of The Three Hoarsemen we talk about the loss of Leonard Nimoy and the SF legacy of authhor Thomas M. Disch.

It is March

by Jeff Patterson on 02/28/15

The Molecule of the Month is Fentanyl.

Prints for Sale

by Jeff Patterson on 02/09/15

For the last two years the offbeat Night Gallery in Leesburg VA has be exhibiting my SF illustrations. They have recently rebooted themselves as Hopps Art Lounge, and have several prints of mine, as well as other far more talented artists, for sale on their online store. Big thanks to Jo & Kevin for letting me hang pictures of dead bodies in orbit and strange alien structures on their walls.

It is February

by Jeff Patterson on 02/01/15

The Molecule of the Month is Thiomersal.

Locus has posted its recommended reading list for 2014.

The Three Hoarsemen: Vacationing in the Golden Age with Jamie Todd Rubin

by Jeff Patterson on 01/21/15

A new episode of the Three Hoarsemen Podcast is up.

As January's icy grip tightens, John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche and I find sanctuary in the thrilling days of yesteryear. This time out we have procured the services of Jamie Todd Rubin to act as our guide for a voyage back in time to the Golden Age!

Generally defined as the period between 1939 and 1950, the Golden Age was dominated by John W. Campbell's editorship at Astounding. It was when Science Fiction acquired a degree of depth and characterization through the works of Isaac Asimov, Lester Del Rey, C.L. Moore, L. Sprague De Camp, Leigh Brackett, A. E. Van Vogt, Robert Heinlein, Jack Vance, and Clifford Simak. Jamie talks about reading those issues of Astounding and what he learned about SF and fandom, then and now.

Also discussed are Jamie's latest Analog column, plotting-vs-pantsing, and pre-internet flame wars.

And the Hoarsemen start the year with a MASSIVE list of books, comics, and TV consumed.