Archive for November, 2012

Algis Budrys: Benchmarks Continued

Friday, November 30th, 2012

A publishing project that’s been on various back burners for some time …

Algis Budrys: Benchmarks Continued: F&SF “Books” Columns 1975-1982 published by Ansible Editions (which currently consists of myself and Greg Pickersgill) and available from – click Preview on this page for a look inside.

This should be the first of a three-volume set.

SFX 223, 224, 225 and 226 columns

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

I know, I know: you wait for ages and then four come along at once. Too many distractions (see previous post).

Puppies & Ray-Guns

Poirot into Space

The Martian Chronicler


BSFA Award 2012

Two Encyclopedias

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Although I spend all too much of my time working on it, I haven’t been recording the frequent updates to The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction here (there’s an ever-changing What’s New page). In 2012 this enterprise won three awards, and the text passed the 3.8 million word mark early in November. Also in November, as a bonus, we put the entire 1997 Encyclopedia of Fantasy online too. Don’t read it all at once.

Ansible 304, November 2012

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? Thog, apparently.