Category Archives: science fiction

On July 26, 1971 the Apollo 15 mission lifted off from Kennedy Space Center with a mission to explore Earth’s moon. Four days later, on July 30, 1971 Lunar Module landed on lunar surface. During the mission astronauts David Scott … Continue reading

The Modern Masters of Science Fiction series is devoted to books that survey the work of individual authors who continue to inspire and advance science fiction. Kurt Vonnegut once wrote of his alter ego Kilgore Trout: “Like most science-fiction writers, … Continue reading

The Modern Masters of Science Fiction series is devoted to books that survey the work of individual authors who continue to inspire and advance science fiction. Under his own name and numerous pseudonyms, John Brunner (1934–1995) was one of the most prolific and … Continue reading

The Modern Masters of Science Fiction series is devoted to books that survey the work of individual authors who continue to inspire and advance science fiction. In the MMSF title William Gibson, author Gary Westfahl writes of the father of cyberpunk: … Continue reading

The Modern Masters of Science Fiction series is devoted to books that survey the work of individual authors who continue to inspire and advance science fiction. In her MMSF title Greg Egan, Karen Burnham examines the work of an author … Continue reading

For the month of May we have lowered the e-book list price of all four Modern Masters of Science Fiction titles in the University of Illinois Press catalog to $2.99. Greg Egan by Karen Burnham Greg Egan publishes works that … Continue reading

For the month of May we have lowered the eBook list price of Jonathan Eller’s Becoming Ray Bradbury to $2.99. Link to the buy options below. Becoming Ray Bradbury chronicles the making of an iconic American writer by exploring Ray Bradbury’s … Continue reading

Author William Gibson, regarded as the Godfather of “cyberpunk” was born on March 17, 1948. Gibson coined the term “cyberspace” in his 1982 short story “Burning Chrome.” The well-regarded author is best known for his Sprawl series, which began with … Continue reading

Gary Westfahl is an adjunct professor teaching in the Writing Program at the University of La Verne. His many publications on science fiction include the three-volume Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy and the Hugo Award–nominated Science Fiction Quotations: … Continue reading

Ray Bradbury was born on August 22, 1920. The celebrated author famously claimed to remember his own birth. Jonathan R. Eller, director of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, writes in the opening of his … Continue reading