January, 2004 (Vol. I: #1)
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Sometimes dreams come true. Other times, they only come partly true, with the rest to follow along at its own pace, thank you very much.
Ken Rand sits down with the legendary Darrell Schweitzer for a fireside chat about why he's not flipping burgers.
Science Fiction has discussed religion; religions have even emerged from science fiction. But Lavie Tidhar wonders if there might be a religion that embodies science fiction.
Sometimes science fiction looks to the future with bold vision for the promise of technology and the benificent outcome of progress. And sometimes it doesn't.
Problematic Shakespeare in The Undiscovered Country
David Gardner examines the use of Shakespeare by Klingons — and considers the possible intentions of Star Trek's writers.
Sex and Metamorphosis in Gene Wolfe's Book of the New Sun
Robert Borski demonstrates how a close reading of Gene Wolfe's masterpiece is a fascinating and rewarding exercise.
It's interesting that both those who love Tolkien, and those who detest him rave about the recent film adaptation. M. Garcia wonders if that's because Peter Jackson didn't really film Tolkien's work at all.
Bluejack did a fair bit of reading last year, and picks out some of the most interesting finds for special consideration.