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Happy Birthday, Vincent Di Fate!

The awesome On This Day function on the indispensable Encyclopedia of Science Fiction – tells us that today is Vincent Di Fate’s birthday – and we thought it might be nice to celebrate one the key artists of modern science fiction. Of course, SF and Fantasy books have endured more than their fair share of […]

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Happy Birthday to the Hugo Awards!

According to the inexhaustible fount of knowledge that is The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, the first Hugo Awards were presented sixty-three years ago, today, at at Philcon II (the second Philadelphia Worldcon). The Guest of Honour was Willy Ley and a young fellow by the name of Isaac Asimov was the toastmaster. The inaugural Best […]

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Related Categories: Anniversaries, SF Gateway Awards

Cover Art for Art’s Sake

Prompted by the awesome On This Day function on the indispensable Encyclopedia of Science Fiction – which tells us that today is Vincent Di Fate’s birthday – we thought it might be nice to pay homage to some of the wonderful cover art that has graced science fiction novels down the years. Of course, SF […]

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