Sunday, February 27, 2005

Halcyon : New Bloomington-based pulp SF magazine

There was a front-page article about this in the Friday Herald-Times. A Bloomington "history buff" named Derek Kagemann is editing and publishing a 99-cent pulp magazine named Halcyon. You can buy copies at several local retailers.

As it said in the H-T:

Science fiction exists in abundance, just not the kind Kagemann wants to do.

Pulp science fiction harks back to the 1930s, '40s and '50s. Writing by H.G. Wells, Ray Bradbury, H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard exemplifies the style: good meets evil, and good typically ends up the victor.

The writing is focused on storytelling, with heroes that are simple, explains Richard J. Maloney, whose 5,000-word "The Black Sands Acquisition Company" appears in Halcyon.

The heroes "are easy to identify and easy to root for," said Maloney, 19, an IU English and history major.

P.S. The Herald-Times has a website, but you can't read articles unless you subscribe for $6 a month.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

The Sparrow

The votes given during the meeting were:
John 9
Dedaimia 10
Peter 9
Jenny 8
Jeff 3
Dru 8
Raja 8
Alek 6
Judy 8
Chris 6
Lisa 6
Jim 7
Ignacio 6

Monday, February 21, 2005

Whedon Wooed For Wonder (woman)

"Joss has a great idea"

Serenity Comics Due Soon

"Dark Horse is putting out a three-issue prequel to the movie Serenity "

Friday, February 18, 2005

WFIU: Movie Reviews with Peter Noble-Kuchera

Thanks Julie!

Vintage Phoenix in the local news...

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Sci Fi Weekly Interview with John Varley

Ignacio dropped me a line about this a while back; it's a very good interview in which Varley talks about his upcoming books (Mammoth and "Red Lightning"), his probably-will-never-be-published first novel (Gas Giant), why the Eight Worlds differs from Anna-Louise Bach's universe, and (in passing) his opinion of the current U.S. President ;-).