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. … Continue reading Featured Writer: Henry Kuttner
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 … Continue reading Featured Writer: C. L. Moore
As I promised last time, today’s post is all about Asimov’s award-winning short, “Robbie.” Written while at the age of nineteen, the story became the first robot story produced by Asimov. It’s the story that sparked both his acclaimed Robot series and his most revered tenets, The Laws of Robotics. Despite its future importance, the story had trouble finding a home. Initially rejected by John W. Campbell, it eventually published in Super Science Stories thanks to editor Frederick Pohl. At the time, you could find the story listed as “Strange Playfellow,” but subsequent collections reverted to its original title. (Cont'd)
Photo by Phillip Leonian from New York World-Telegram & Sun This week we return with another of our “Big Three” writers. A prominent figure of the Golden Age, Isaac Asimov rose to fame with over 500 works written and edited by his hand. Probably most known for his science fiction series, like his Robot series … Continue reading Featured Writer: Isaac Asimov
Today, I wanted to take a moment and announce some changes to the blog. As I alluded to in my previous post, the past week allowed me to reflect on the project thus far. I am proud of the work I produced, but I also understand my limits. I knew when I started this project, … Continue reading State of the Blog Address
In this bonus post, we look at the three Hollywood adaptations of John W. Campbell's "Who Goes There?"