Back In 1937, People Worried That Science Fiction Was Going Downhill

Most of us have been seeing convention panels about the "Death of Science Fiction" for years now — it's become sort of a jolly cliche. Everybody laments the loss of some earlier, greater age for the genre. But back in 1937, British fans were pretty worried that SF was in permanent decline. » 7/31/14 8:00pm 7/31/14 8:00pm

Meet the man who's been creating science fiction fanzines for 50 years

Long before there were websites like this one, there were fanzines — lovingly created hand-crafted tributes to all things science fictional, in which everybody could express their viewpoints. The Atlanta Journal Constitution has a wonderful profile of Cuyler "Ned" Brooks, a former NASA engineer who's been creating… » 8/31/10 3:30pm 8/31/10 3:30pm

The Greatest Science Fiction Sites We'll Miss On Geocities

The clunky backgrounds, blaring Midi sound files, and ugly ads... there's a lot we won't miss about Geocities when it shuts down today. But it was home to tons of fan sites and science-fiction resources: here are some we'll miss. » 10/26/09 12:40pm 10/26/09 12:40pm

Watchmen Creator's New Medium: Fanzines

Having abandoned mainstream comics, Watchmen creator Alan Moore is turning to fanzines for new project Dodgem Logic. The 40-page bi-monthly zine offering (in Moore's words) "subterranean exotica in a bleached-out cultural and social landscape" launches next month. [Bleeding Cool] » 10/05/09 11:00am 10/05/09 11:00am

Celebrate the 85th Anniversary of Weird Tales

85 years old this month, Weird Tales is the magazine of the "bizarre and unusual" that sustained the career of H.P. Lovecraft and his scifi-horror pals back in the 1920s when it first launched. In its early days, Weird Tales set itself apart from other pulps by always going one step deeper into the freak zone.… » 4/11/08 7:00am 4/11/08 7:00am