10 Myths About Science Fiction (And Why They Matter)

Science fiction is the literature of our times. And that means myths about science fiction are actually myths about the world we live in today. Science fiction explains our gadget-obsessed, social-media-saturated, meta-fictional present. So here are 10 common myths about science fiction, and why they're important. » 10/10/13 10:04am 10/10/13 10:04am

You keep saying 'hard science fiction.' I do not think it means what…

Over at Locus, there are some great excerpts from their interview with Stanley Schmidt, who recently ended his record stint as editor of Analog, the hard science fiction magazine. Most notably, Schmidt explains why he sometimes gets tired of the phrase "hard science fiction": » 10/16/12 4:32pm 10/16/12 4:32pm

Hard SF loses one of its all-time great editors, as Stanley Schmidt…

Stanley Schmidt has been synonymous with hard science fiction in the magazine world for the past 34 years that he's been the editor of Analog Science Fiction and Fact, but now he's moving on. The magazine's new editor will be Trevor Quachri, the current managing editor. » 8/31/12 2:01pm 8/31/12 2:01pm

Another chance to learn astronomy in the company of great science…

Great news: the Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop has found a new funding source, the National Science Foundation, and is open to applications through March 31. » 3/02/11 6:30am 3/02/11 6:30am

A Peek Inside the Life of a Science Fiction Editor

Ever wonder what's really happening in the cluttered offices of science fiction magazines like Asimov's or a publishing house like Pyr? Four editors take you inside the strange world of SF editing. » 8/08/09 4:00pm 8/08/09 4:00pm

The Crazy Science-Fictional Future Is Coming Sooner Than You Think,…

Stanley Schmidt, longtime editor of Analog Science Fiction And Fact, just published a new futurist work, predicting huge technological shifts "not in some hazy future... but tomorrow, next year, and the rest of our lives." » 5/13/09 11:04am 5/13/09 11:04am