Ansible 321, April 2014

April 7th, 2014

I am so embarrassed. Failing to flag the 1 April publication of Ansible 321 here was not a merry April Fool’s jest but stark incompetence. Apologies.

Today I’ve also posted a few more SFX magazine columns …

Ansible 320, March 2014

March 3rd, 2014

Although you’ve never met before (it’s only the jokes that are familiar), let’s pretend that Ansible 320 needs no introduction.

Shameless Pluggitude, February 2014

February 4th, 2014

I’m never comfortable about trailing one’s coat for awards, but since it’s the late Algis Budrys (and his widow Edna) rather than myself, here goes. Readers who enjoyed the 2013 Ansible Editions critical collections Benchmarks Revisited and Benchmarks Concluded can now register appreciation by voting for one or both in the online Locus Poll, nonfiction category. By the way, ebook editions of all three volumes were released this month at Ansible Editions.

Ansible 319, February 2014

January 31st, 2014

February comes unusually early this year … well, at least the February Ansible does.

SFX 238, 239, 240 and 241 columns

January 18th, 2014

I lost track of my duty to upload these a few issues after their magazine appearance, because some hidden hand at SFX stopped sending reminders in the form of complimentary copies. This batch includes the inevitable farewells to Jack Vance and Frederik Pohl.

Grand Old Man


Take a Dump

Pohl Position

Ansible 318, January 2014

January 2nd, 2014

Wishing you all a Happy Very Nearly New Year …

Ansible 317, December 2013

December 2nd, 2013

Bah! Humbug!

Ansible 316, November 2013

November 4th, 2013

Explosion! Concussion! The vault doors burst open … but it’s only Ansible.

Ansible 315, October 2013

October 1st, 2013

Whether or not October the First is Too Late, here’s another Ansible.

SFX 236 and 237 columns

September 15th, 2013

Because they were there. The column titles are short these days because the magazine’s latest redesign puts them in huge print and there’s no room to spread myself.

Reviewing Blues

Neat Tricks