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..science fiction is something that could happen – but usually you wouldn’t want it to. Fantasy is something that couldn’t happen – though often you only wish that it could.

– Arthur C. Clarke
  • Retro-Hugo 1943, Best Short Story

    November 1, 2019 by

    Welcome back to Hugo, A History in which this week we’re looking at our next award-winning short, “The Twonky.” Receiving the Retro-Hugo for 1943, the short story, written by the husband and wife duo of Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore, is yet another story featuring a robot. Though as we’ll quickly understand, this robot, this “Twonky,” doesn’t concern itself to follow Asimov’s Three Laws. (Cont’d)

  • Featured Writer: Henry Kuttner

    October 25, 2019 by

    As promised, today’s post looks at the other half of “The Twonky” writing team, Henry Kuttner. Often overshadowed by his numerous pseudonyms, including those shared with wife, C. L. Moore, Kuttner gained much prominence after his passing. With nearly three hundred stories to his name, it’s no wonder many contemporaries count him among their influences.… Read more

  • Featured Writer: C. L. Moore

    October 24, 2019 by

    Science fiction was never just a man’s domain. Many cite the whole of science fiction owes its creation to Mary Shelley and her seminal work Frankenstein. Throughout the genre’s history, many women rose to prominence with their influential stories. Today, we’ll meet the first powerhouse female of the project, C. L. Moore. Nothing I have… Read more

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