The Mohs Scale of SF Hardness

March 23, 2017 Karl Gallagher 13

In the ongoing discussion this corner of fandom has been having about genre, a sub-argument broke out about what counts as “hard” SF. Some people think “hardness” is a yes or no property and are […]


John W. Campbell versus Appendix N

March 19, 2017 sciphi 5

There’s been some discussion here about the battles over science fiction sub-genres. The folks at Castalia House complain a lot about John W Campbell Jr’s destruction of the heroic tradition in fantasy literature. I have […]