Volume I, Issue 16
September 22 - September 29, 1997
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Beyond the Multiverse
A conversation with science fiction author Michael Moorcock. 
Sidebar: Hugo Award Winners 1997
Sidebar: Hugo Award Winners 1997. 
From Scully to Spock
Floating around the 55th World Science Fiction Convention in San Antonio. 
Sidebar: Quotes From LoneStarCon2
Sidebar: Quotes From LoneStarCon2. 
Not Just for Geeks
Gamers have found a place under the science fiction umbrella. 
SF Book Reviews
Reviews of new works by John Seabrook, Joe Lansdale, Michael Moorcock, and more. 
John Lebkowsky, Adrienne Martini, and Mike Shea
Quintessential books of the science fiction universe. 
William Faulkner, born 100 years ago this month, came to New Orleans as an aspiring poet and left as a brilliant young novelist. 
W. Kenneth Holditch
William Pitt Root, Tucson's first poet laureate, provides a bridge between the worlds of literature and blue-collar toil. 
Devil in the Details
The Indian architect produces her first text. 
Harlan Ellison explores the nature of reality, while a new biography explores the nature of Fredrick Exley. 
Debbie Gilbert and Leonard Gill
Sex & Sunsets by Tim Sandlin; Suffragettes to She-Devils by Liz McQuiston; Living on the Spine by Christina Nealson; The Far Euphrates by Aryeh Stollman. 
Blake de pastino, Jessica English, Tracey L. Cooley and Julie Birnbaum
The latest cartoon tribute to Marvel Comics from Greg Petix and Chris Cilla. 
Pornography the way it was meant to be enjoyed...in a sordid little comic book known as a Tijuana bible. 
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hew, I've read so much about nerds in this Books section, now
I feel like a nerd. If you want to feel like a nerd, the articles here grant you your greatest chance ever to NERD OUT.
I'm talking, of course, about the 55th World Science Fiction
Convention, covered from every imaginable dimension by the nerdy
folks over at the Austin Chronicle. These goobers, I mean
guys, know their stuff when it comes to sci-fi, and can mix references
to Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Jules Verne into
the same sentence with aplomb. Whatever aplomb is. So look out. Among their coverage are the following
Had enough nerding around? Need something more down-to-earth than
science fiction? How about something more literary? You can have
both when you read this interview with William Pitt Root, Tucson,
Arizona's new poet laureate. Describing his love of poetry
as a bridge between worlds of academia and the working class,
a passion inspired by "suicide or love," Root's story
shouldn't be missed.
Going back in time, and up a few notches on the fame scale, this
piece about William Faulkner offers plenty of insight into the
classic novelist's work, especially as it pertains to New Orleans.
Elsewhere there's plenty more to keep you off the nerd path.
Okay, so maybe those choices have a few nerdy spots: comic books,
Harlan Ellison, Tijuana Bibles... Hey, in the future, we will
all be nerds. But that's not science fiction, it's science fact. Might as well give in to the inevitable.
Letter From the Edge
Hunter S. Thompson's new book gets the once-over. [08-11-97]
Blake de Pastino
On The Fence
A review of William Langewiesche's book about his border journey. [07-14-97]