Before the aliens arrive, we'll have to clean up the bachelor pad Earth

It would be kind of embarrassing if aliens from a more advanced civilization showed up tomorrow and found the mess of disease, war, and poverty we still haven't gotten around to cleaning up. Zach Weiner's illustrated short story "The Bachelor" describes humanity's frantic effort to make the planet presentable before… » 5/19/12 2:30pm 5/19/12 2:30pm

Robert Heinlein Explains How to Write for Money

The aspiring SF writer goes through many crises of confidence. Even Robert Heinlein asked himself "Am I good enough?" and "Is a tesseract just goofy stoner bullshit?" After he began publishing in the journal Astounding » 10/08/08 4:20pm 10/08/08 4:20pm Heinlein wrote to editor John Campbell about what his rules for writing were, and under what terms…