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Steele Savage, can you give me an "e"?

Enjoyed reading a copy of Heinlein’s novel “Have Spacesuit Will Travel,” with an especially nice cover by Steele Savage. Which made me curious to look up more covers by the same artist. He seems to h

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CUSFuSsing Fanzine Archive

Yes, in the late 1970s there were some *very* weird science fiction fans at Columbia University. Some read stacks of comics and novels every day, then meticulously reviewed them for the Columbia Univ

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Taikonauts Rumble The Heavens

Fun acquisition for my oddball space books collection, a Chinese copy of “Twin Dragons Rumble the Heavens.” The book is a photo essay on the Shen Zhou 6 orbital mission, in which the intrepid adve

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One lump or two?

As the Boston Phoenix explores the possibility that Harvard will once again be involved with research on the affects of LSD, we do pause to wonder: haven’t the yard and the square been pretty trippy

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Broadcasting live, from Mars

It was a blast to watch the live NASA broadcast of Phoenix landing on Mars from sleepy Salem, Massachusetts! Since my buddy, Don, who lives in Beverly doesn’t have cable t.v. or internet, I called hi

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Visual deconstruction of Brands

Here is an amusing offshoot of the LOLcats - photoshopping phenomenon, which takes up the subliminal algebra of brands. The emphasis is on visual semantics of famous brand logos, but there seems to

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Momentum

After speaking to a sea of 75,000 people in Portland, Oregon, it seems as if the wind is lifting Obama’s wings. But it’s a long road to November, and he may turn out to be the same old cog in the mach

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Alongshore of Orchid Island

Made a sudden trip to Taidong to see Sophia’s family, and joined the throngs of scooters and sputtering blue mini-trucks that fill the streets. We also had a chance to visit the Taidong Harbor for a