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Letter From the Editor – Gunnisms

Our namesake James Gunn, author, scholar, teacher, mentor, friend, and gentleman, passed away two days before Christmas 2020. At 97, he was the dean—easily by a dozen years— of living science fiction writers. To celebrate his accomplishments, I want to share some of his wisdom with you.

By |2020-12-30T12:17:32-05:00December 29th, 2020|Editorials, Issue #9, Non-Fiction|0 Comments

Report: Worldcon Membership Demographics, 2001-2020

This report is a continuation of the work done in Worldcon Membership Demographics, 1939-1960 (Walling, 2016) and in Worldcon Membership Demographics, 1961-1980 (Walling, 2018) and Worldcon Membership Demographics, 1981-2000 (Walling, 2019) and aims to see if any of the trends previously observed continue in subsequent Worldcons and provide some hard data on the membership of the Worldcons of that period.

By |2020-12-29T15:39:09-05:00December 22nd, 2020|Articles, Issue #9, Non-Fiction|0 Comments

The Oz Casino

The alley, you would have sworn, is empty. Blank concrete walls and a narrow, colorless door, likely out of use for years. You’re turning your head to say it’s a bust when the light blazes into existence, catching the corner of your eye, flooding the door and the whole lane with blood-red light: a bent-neon sign and the words THE OZ CASINO.

By |2020-12-29T15:32:58-05:00December 20th, 2020|Fiction, Issue #9, Stories|0 Comments