Author Archives: Andrew

Analog October 1975

1. An Editorial “Science fiction is always based on verifiable scientific fact. (Good science fiction, that is.)” Yeah. Okay. 2. Misogyny rampant! We are in the world of Joseph Green’s “Star Probe,” where an alien object is coming for a … Continue reading

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Analog September 1975

Stick it in your ear! The world’s smallest transistor radio. How to get away with murder! Editor Ben Bova prints an argument for why the legal system doesn’t account for all the ways one might kill a person, using it … Continue reading

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Analog August 1975

A Better Life Starts Here Super 6″ Space Conqueror Hi-Voltage Van de Graaff Generator The Final Optical Illusion! Mystery of Energy and Aging A Technology Dressed in Words Jerry Pournelle starts us off with “Consort.” This story is about setting … Continue reading

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Analog July 1975

Live in the world of tomorrow…today! Test your degree of ESP! New! Kirlian photography kit! A 1-yr. bio-rhythm analysis! Know your alpha from your theta! Day-ahead weather “computer” Electronic sound collector AM radio fits in/on your ear! Energy problems Ben … Continue reading

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Unpulped #17: Tongues of the Moon by Philip José Farmer

Prologue I couldn’t finish either Poul Anderson’s THE STAR FOX or Robert A. Heinlein’s FARNHAM’S FREEHOLD. Both were terrible: Anderson’s book in the expected ways re: space capitalism, space imperialism, and space sexism, and Heinlein’s in long-established SFF tradition of … Continue reading

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Analog June 1975

1. As expected: Current events are past events and past events are current events. The editorial starts the issue off by talking about Science vs. Faith and how the public confidence in science and experts is being constantly and consistently … Continue reading

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Awards Eligibility Post 2017 (or WHEEEEEEE!)

In awesome news I found out about by happy accident, 2017 is my first year of eligibility for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (specifically in SFF). And this is because 2017 was the year I had … Continue reading

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Analog May 1975

Finally! An Analog from the past (mostly) full of stories I enjoy reading! Both well-written and not laced with sexism/colonialism/racism! It’s a miracle! First, Political Relevance Alert: This issue opens with a Ben Bova editorial against Nixon and his corruption … Continue reading

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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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