I will be doing monthly reviews for "Galactic Journey"

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  1. Victoria Silverwolf

    Victoria Silverwolf Vegetarian Werewolf

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    "Galactic Journey" is a website which takes as its premise that it is written by a science fiction fan of fifty-five years ago, allowing him to review "new" books and magazines, as well as offer commentary on the space program, world news, and so on. I have been invited to write a monthly review of Fantastic, at least until the issues I can find on Internet Archive run out, which should not happen for a few years.

    Here is my first article for the website, reviewing the October 1961 issue.

    [September 20, 1961] Theme and Variations (October 1961 Fantastic)
     
  2. Cat's Cradle

    Cat's Cradle Time, now, to read...

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    Wonderful news, Victoria - congratulations! And a perfect choice from the editor/site runner.

    I loved your column. You have a terrific, authoritative voice in the piece, and your detailed reviews were terrific fun to read. You sounded of the era to me, and of the genre (I was slightly later than of-this-era, but I read enough earlier mags and short story collections with editorial forwards prefacing each entry to remember how it all sounded). Thoroughly enjoyable, and I'll be sure to check out future pieces. Well done!
     
  3. Droflet

    Droflet I don't teach chickens how to dance.

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    Yeah, Victoria, what Cathbad said. Well done.
     
  4. Gonk the Insane

    Gonk the Insane Fully Certified

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    Congratulations, Victoria. I really enjoyed the article, too.:)
     
  5. VinceK

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    As others have said, a well written article that flows really well. Congratulations, Victoria.
     
  6. johnnyjet

    johnnyjet Western PA Country Boy

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    Congratulations, Victoria! Excellent article. Took me back a few years.
     
  7. Juliana

    Juliana will write for cups of tea

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    Congratulations! Nice article. :)
     
  8. Vaz

    Vaz We're in the pipe, five by five.

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    Fantastic news, Victoria.
    Great article. :)
     
  9. Jo Zebedee

    Jo Zebedee Come away, oh human child - Waters and the Wild

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    Fab news :)
     
  10. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    Congratulations, Victoria!
     
  11. StuartSuffers

    StuartSuffers The Truth shall set you "Weeeee!"

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    Great to see such a formidable talent at large. Congrats
     
  12. Victoria Silverwolf

    Victoria Silverwolf Vegetarian Werewolf

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    Wruter Aquarius

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    I've read very little from this era of SF but you write so well about it that I'm tempted to try. Leiber is definitely one author I should investigate more as I've only read the Lankhmar fantasies.
     
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    J Riff The Ants are my friends..

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    Nice! Really good, excellent, five stars or ten, wtg, yeahyeahyeah.
     
  15. JunkMonkey

    JunkMonkey Lord High Vizier of Nowt

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    Slightly belated congratulations and you have inspired me to dig into the dustier corners of some shelves at JunkMonkey Mansions and try to dig out my copy of Oct '61 Fantastic. - I won't find it but I'll have fun trying.
     
  16. Suzanne Jackson

    Suzanne Jackson Formerly crystal haven

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    Belated congratulations from me too. :)
     
  17. Victoria Silverwolf

    Victoria Silverwolf Vegetarian Werewolf

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    J Riff The Ants are my friends..

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    Hey I remember that issue, the Howard cover but not the other stories.
     
  19. VinceK

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    Congratulations, Victoria.
    While I think technological advancement is, on the whole, a good thing, I sometimes wonder whether the more we discover about our universe the less scope we have for our imagination to roam. I mean, never mind the Bahamas, imagine the wedding photos you could get on Venus.
     
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  20. Droflet

    Droflet I don't teach chickens how to dance.

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    Or Uranus. Come on, someone was going to do it. :whistle:
     
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