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Andrew
20 November 2015 @ 08:30 pm
With Amazon​ releasing The Man In The High Castle, I take a look at how PKD​ wrote the novel over on Kirkus Reviews: http://bit.ly/1Lrx6wG 
 
 
Andrew
28 May 2015 @ 06:17 pm
I've had a trio of articles pop up this week.

Evolution of a Space Epic: James S.A. Corey’s The Expanse: This is the product of several months worth of work, a visit to a film set in Toronto, and lots of interviews. Very happy with how this one came out.
The Not-So-Typical Adventures of Lois McMaster Bujold: My latest for Kirkus Reviews, looking at Lois McMaster Bujold.
Escaping the Apocalypse: My first post for the Science Fiction Book Club, this one about the end of the world.
 
 
Andrew
01 May 2015 @ 09:15 pm
Over on Clarkesworld Magazine, I've got an article about the history of the discovery and exploration of the planet Mars, and how science fiction adapted over time. I'm pretty excited to have a piece there - it's a prestigious magazine, and I had a lot of fun writing up this piece:

http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/liptak_05_15/

Over in Kirkusland, I've had a bunch of posts up since I last posted in February:

Terry Pratchett: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/features/memoriam-sir-terry-pratchett-1948-2015/
Jack Williamson: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/features/jack-williamsons-space-operas/
A. Merritt: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/features/merritt-and-plausible-science-fiction/
Culture Wars: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/features/science-fictions-culture-wars/
Douglas Adams: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/features/highly-amusing-douglas-adams/

 
 
 
Andrew
23 February 2015 @ 06:38 pm
Over on io9, I've written a short history of the discovery of Ceres, one of the coolest points in the solar system: http://io9.com/the-complete-history-of-ceres-the-planet-between-m-1687511548  
 
 
Andrew
29 January 2015 @ 06:22 pm
New column up over on Kirkus Reviews! We look at the rise of the chain bookstore and the rise of mega-bestsellers: http://bit.ly/1zj47bF
 
 
 
Andrew
15 January 2015 @ 03:57 pm
New Kirkus column up: this time, a bit of a change from the usual: how did the paperback novel change the SF genre? https://www.kirkusreviews.com/features/rise-paperback-novel/
 
 
Andrew
06 January 2015 @ 06:17 pm
Over on Kirkus Reviews, I've taken a look at the Mars trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/features/kim-stanley-robinsons-mars/
 
 
Andrew
21 November 2014 @ 08:55 am
My latest column is now up on Kirkus Review: Looking at Joanna Russ's particular brand of Feminisim and her contributions to SF:   https://www.kirkusreviews.com/features/radical-joanna-russ/
 
 
Andrew
10 November 2014 @ 07:36 pm
 

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Public service announcement: Apex Publications has discounted War Stories: New Military Science Fiction in light of Veteran’s Day today. You can pick up the book for 40% off the cover price (print and eBook) directly from their website. The sale will run today through midnight tomorrow. If you’ve been looking to pick up a copy, now’s a good opportunity to do so!

In other news, the book has been picking up some very good reviews, which I’m happy about.

The Atlantic Council (via their Art of Future War project) called War Stories “a superb anthology with the kind of diverse insights and compelling narratives that make it a very practical book for national security professionals as much as it is a highly enjoyable read for die-hard military sci-fi fans. ” You can read the rest of the review here, as well as a short interview with Jaym and myself!

SF Book Reviews noted “War Stories is a collection of excellent works and undoubtedly an impressive tome for the bookshelf,” and you can read the rest of the review here.

So, feel free to pick it up!