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Steve Davidson

Watching John Carter Through Fan-Colored Glasses

Two weeks ago my wife and I traveled into town to watch what I had already told her was going to be a flop. Which engendered a fairly long discussion on subjects ranging from the idiocy of watching films you’re predisposed to not liking, whether or not it is possible to put aside preconceived notions about …

Science Fiction is Bigger Than You Think!

In doing research for my Amazing Stories Project business plan, I was pleasantly surprised to find that one of the theories I am basing the plan on has been proven to be largely correct. What is that theory?  In grandiose terms, it is the concept that science fiction has been used as a vehicle to introduce …

Everything Old Is New Again

Here’s a confession: for about the past six years I’ve been moving from a state of total GAFIAtion to one of full-on ACTIFAN.  In doing so, I’ve been re-engaging with all-things fannish, including but not limited to contributing to fan publications (both articles and LOCs), producing my own content (blog, not ‘zine, but except for …

Will The Giants of Yesteryear Be Remembered Tomorrow?

I recently joined a Yahoo discussion group (Classic Science Fiction), which puts up a monthly classic read and a monthly contemporary read, invites members to read them and then engage in a lively debate on things relating to the books as well as other subjects, related or no. (This is a problem when any group of …