Author Archives: Andrew

Analog April 1975

“…listen to your Alpha and Theta brainwaves!” said the Analog ad. Listening to my brainwaves, I realize that one of the most unexpected things about reading these ancient Analogs from the year before my birth is how much they speak … Continue reading

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Even the Grass (The Samizdat experiment poem #2)

It’s true, I’m going to be publishing a few of The Samizdat poems out of order. If you want to always get them in order along with occasional awesome broadsides of the poems designed by Jaime Questell, you can pledge … Continue reading

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Unpulped #16: Earthman’s Burden by Poul Anderson

Sometimes I think I don’t write about a book immediately after reading it so that the bad feelings have time to fade. If I wrote in books, this one would be furiously underlined, bracketed, and starred. I’d be having one-sided … Continue reading

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Unpulped #15: Trader to the Stars by Poul Anderson

My girlfriend is surprised I finished this book, based on all the times I interrupted her own reading to complain about some passage I’d just read. I’m somewhat surprised, too. But I’ve developed an unhealthy fascination for Poul Anderson’s older … Continue reading

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Unpulped #14: The Rebel Worlds by Poul Anderson

The copy of the book I have has this tag line: “Two men and one woman in a desperate battle to win a galactic empire—or destroy it!” Though, really, the woman is incidental. Really, she is the focus of a … Continue reading

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Unpulped #13: The Trouble Twisters by Poul Anderson

When I started writing this Unpulped series, I knew I’d be reading bad books. However, even though Poul Anderson’s The Trouble Twisters is bad, I didn’t think any book I was reading would bother me as much as this one … Continue reading

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The Universe of Obligation (The Samizdat experiment poem #4)

This is the fourth poem of mine published on The Samizdat, my Patreon journal-experiment designed to promote political poetry and give to charities at the same time (the money raised divided between the poet and the charity). If you want … Continue reading

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