Monthly Archives: December 2013

MISSING BOYS: Pete & Merlin from Des Moines pound

Do you know where the boys are? “I have lived not knowing their fate for quite some time now,” says Carol Niemann. “Realistically, I may never know…” Carol does know that in the first week of May, 2012, her “boys” were … Continue reading

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Kim Stanley Robinson “2312”

I wrote this review from a hotel room in Nowhereville, Colorado, while stranded for 2 days and 3 nights, our transmission having died on our way home from a family vacation to the Grand Canyon. Published in Perihelion Science Fiction, … Continue reading

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Beyond the Sun: Other Worlds, Other Colonies

First published in October 2013 Perihelion Science Fiction BUYING A BOOK FULL OF SHORT stories by various authors is a risk I seldom take, but with so many Hugo and Nebula winners writing about my favorite theme—space, the final frontier—I … Continue reading

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Nuns in Space: Science Fiction and Catholicism

First printed in Perihelion Science Fiction online (thanks, Sam Bellotto, Jr.!) By Carol Kean  November 2013 SCIENCE FICTION IS THE GENRE of amazement, limitless possibility and encounters with a vast and unknowable something. “The notion that science and spirituality are … Continue reading

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Wild and Woolly Wonder: Hugh Howey’s WOOL Omnibus

First published at Perihelion Science Fiction (ezine) in April 2013, here again is my praise of Hugh Howey’s blockbuster novel.  NEW TECHNOLOGY, A HALLMARK of the science fiction genre, has launched a common man into the coveted stratosphere of literary … Continue reading

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